The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57179   Message #897956
Posted By: GUEST,Murray on Saltspring
24-Feb-03 - 11:38 PM
Thread Name: Cruel Mother (Redpath)
Subject: Cruel Mother (Redpath)
The version in the DT of the ballad "The Cruel Mother" says it's a combination of the Jean Redpath and Joan Baez versions. The tune is as I remember it (though I can't find it in Bronson), but the words are not quite as I remember - actually I can't say if it was the Redpath or Baez version that I'm thinking of. Anyhow, question is: where are the words of those versions (individually), and does anyone know where the tune comes from?