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Lyr Add: Lord Rendal

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BONNIE TAMMY
BONNIE WEE CROODLIN DOO
HENRY MY SON
LORD RANDAL
LORD RONALD


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Nigel Parsons 11 Feb 11 - 08:00 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: LORD RENDAL
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 11 Feb 11 - 08:00 PM

Having searched for this by both title, and distinctive line "They were speckled and blotched" It appears not to be in the DT
This version is from:
"English Folk-Songs for Schools" (Curwen Edition 6051)
collected and arranged by S Baring Gould, M.A. and Cecil J. Sharp, B.A.

LORD RENDAL

O where have you been to, Rendal my son?
O where have you been, my sweet pretty one?
I've been to my sweetheart; O make my bed soon,
I'm sick to my heart and fain would lie down.

O what did she give you, Rendal my son?
O what did she give you, my pretty one?
She gave me some eels; O make my bed soon,
I'm sick to my heart and fain would lie down.

O what colour were they, Rendal my son?
O what colour were they, my pretty one?
They were speckled and blotched; O make my bed soon,
I'm sick to my heart and fain would lie down.

O where did she get them, Rendal my son?
O where did she get them, my pretty one?
From hedges and ditches; O make my bed soon,
I'm sick to my heart and fain would lie down.

O where are your bloodhounds, Rendal my son?
O where are your bloodhounds, my pretty one?
They swelled and they died; O make my bed soon,
I'm sick to my heart and fain would lie down.

O that was strong poison, Rendal my son?
O that was strong poison, my pretty one!
You'll die, you'll die, Rendal my son,
You'll die, you'll die, my sweet pretty one.

NP


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Lord Rendal
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 11 Feb 11 - 08:09 PM

This is very similar to Lord Randall but the differences are sufficient to post it.
It's also worth noting that the other version starts:
Oh, where have you been, Lord Randal, my son?
Oh, where have you been, my handsome young man?
I have been with my sweetheart, mother, make my bed soon,
For I'm sick to my heart and I fain would lie down.

It seems a little strange that it appears to have a parent addressing a child as "Lord Randal". Surely a parent would only use the Christian/given name.

I trust the tune is the same, but if anyone wants me to send a scan, they can add it in ABC or whatever!

Cheers

Nigel


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