The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #12567 Message #99837
Posted By: dick greenhaus
27-Jul-99 - 03:32 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Bingen on the Rhine (Caroline Norton)
Subject: RE: ADD-Poem for recitation-should be a song?
Hi- Thanx; I was just getting ready to transcribe it from a muddy graphic image. There are at least two tunes that Bingen has been set to, one by Jesse Hutchinson of the Hutchinson Family (ca 1860 or so). The song is largely out of oral currency, but parodies abound, and continue to be popular. The Dying Hobo is one such; if anyone wishes I'll dig up the names of some others. Or search for Bingen in Digitrad.