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Origins: The Red and the Green and the Yellow

pattyClink 21 Oct 12 - 09:58 PM
scouse 22 Oct 12 - 03:33 AM
GUEST 22 Oct 12 - 04:38 AM
GUEST,SteveT 22 Oct 12 - 04:42 AM
GUEST,pattyClink 22 Oct 12 - 05:39 PM
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Subject: Origins: The Red and the Green and the Yellow
From: pattyClink
Date: 21 Oct 12 - 09:58 PM

The thread about the meaning of 'dressed in yellow' (or lack of meaning) put a worm in my ear for the song "Flowers of the Valley" which has one knight dressed in green, one red, one yellow. Lovely melody.

All I know is the Fureys and Clancys recorded it. Is there something else known about it, if it was a 20th century composition, who was the author?


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Red and the Green and the Yellow
From: scouse
Date: 22 Oct 12 - 03:33 AM

In Nelson's "The New and National Folk Song Book 2." first published 1940. The "Flowers of the valley." Number 101, is quoted as a traditional folk song from the West country. That would be Somerset, Devon, Cornwall possibly Dorset as well.

As Aye,

Phil.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Red and the Green and the Yellow
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Oct 12 - 04:38 AM

Try this thread for earlier discussion comments on the Baring-Gould collected version which seems to be the one the Fureys based their recording on. http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=25702
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Child's comments on "The Cruel Brother" (#11) can be found here on page 142 of the pdf. http://ia700504.us.archive.org/2/items/englishscottishp11chilrich/englishscottishp11chilrich.pdf
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Subject: RE: Origins: The Red and the Green and the Yellow
From: GUEST,SteveT
Date: 22 Oct 12 - 04:42 AM

Sorry – forgot to add my name to the last post – I was so pleased/surprised that my test of the "blue clicky" worked!


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Red and the Green and the Yellow
From: GUEST,pattyClink
Date: 22 Oct 12 - 05:39 PM

Thanks, guys, and I do like the 'actual' lyrics, they do make more sense!


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