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Re: I'll Twine 'mid the Ringlets (Wildwood Flower)

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I'LL TWINE 'MID THE RINGLETS
THE MAN WHO PICKED THE WILDWOOD FLOWER
WILDWOOD FLOWER


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Subject: re:I'LL TWINE 'MID THE RINGLETS(wildwood flr)
From: pete savage
Date: 18 Jan 98 - 05:01 PM

this delightful song is in the data base of course, but does anyone know what "aronautus with eyes of bright blue" is?


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Subject: RE: re:I'LL TWINE 'MID THE RINGLETS(wildwood flr)
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Jan 98 - 06:24 PM

that phrase was the subject of a LOOOOOOOONNNNNGGGG thread in rec.music.folk many months ago....it seems that there are 20 or more interpretations of what exactly what the original phrase was...'pale & the leader', 'pale Aminitas', 'islip so blue'...etc. botanists have joined the fray, trying to identify possible flowers...the final answer seems to be that no one can really tie it down...suggestions cheerfully welcomed...


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Subject: RE: re:I'LL TWINE 'MID THE RINGLETS(wildwood flr)
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 19 Jan 98 - 12:57 PM

Obviously (as Bob Pfeffer pointed out) a mis-hearing of
I will swine with my piglets...


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Subject: RE: re:I'LL TWINE 'MID THE RINGLETS(wildwood flr)
From: GUEST,jimhigh@hotmail.com
Date: 20 Mar 03 - 07:09 PM

I will twine with my ringlets of of raven black hair-----------------
The "arrownetta" supposedly was a mountian flower



       Jim Hightower


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Subject: RE: re:I'LL TWINE 'MID THE RINGLETS(wildwood flr)
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 20 Mar 03 - 08:41 PM

See thread 4074 for speculation about the flower names. Names of flowers were often local, and we have no way of knowing what plant is meant by any of the flowers named in the song, original or mangled by mis-hearings.
See: Midst the ringlets


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Subject: RE: re:I'LL TWINE 'MID THE RINGLETS(wildwood flr)
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Aug 04 - 09:42 AM

I'm so happy to know that I'm not the only one who's been confused by the lyrics of The Wildwood Flower. I have the Carter Family version on LP and Mother Maybelle is definitely hard to understand. I have heard so many versions of "the pale emenitus and eyeslip so blue". I never realized that there were so many others inquiring about the original words. I suppose it will remain an unsolved mystery. I believe that Maybelle Carter was truly a down-home lady who simply sang the words she thought she heard.


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Subject: RE: re:I'LL TWINE 'MID THE RINGLETS(wildwood flr)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 29 Aug 04 - 01:56 PM

The main thread, 4074, has the original 19th century song and several versions of Wildwood Flower. Wildwood Flower


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Subject: RE: Re: I'll Twine 'mid the Ringlets (Wildwood Flower)
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Nov 13 - 02:31 PM

https://archive.org/details/Wildwood

Good site for music from 78s.


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Subject: RE: Re: I'll Twine 'mid the Ringlets (Wildwood Flower)
From: PHJim
Date: 12 Nov 13 - 06:05 PM

Maybelle (and many who've learned it from her) sings: "The pale and the leader and eyes look like blue," which makes absolutely no sense.


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Subject: RE: Re: I'll Twine 'mid the Ringlets (Wildwood Flower)
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Nov 13 - 06:12 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildwood_Flower

Good article about the song's history at that site, and it addresses what PHJim mentions.


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Subject: RE: Re: I'll Twine 'mid the Ringlets (Wildwood Flower)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 12 Nov 13 - 10:16 PM

Go to this page:

http://www.ergo-sum.net/music/MaudIrving.html

Once you get there, search for 'Sheet music to I'll Twine Mid the Ringlets.' There you will be linked to the 1860 music for this song.


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Subject: RE: Re: I'll Twine 'mid the Ringlets (Wildwood Flower)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 Nov 13 - 12:43 PM

Please go to main thread where Taconicus has linked this article and link to 1860 sheet music. Thread 4074

Midst


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Subject: RE: Re: I'll Twine 'mid the Ringlets (Wildwood Flower)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 14 Nov 13 - 11:37 AM

Thanks, Q.


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