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Lyr Req: Kentucky version of Lady Isabel

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celticblues5 02 Nov 04 - 12:01 PM
celticblues5 03 Nov 04 - 07:19 PM
Malcolm Douglas 03 Nov 04 - 07:36 PM
Lighter 03 Nov 04 - 08:04 PM
celticblues5 05 Nov 04 - 12:40 AM
Liz the Squeak 05 Nov 04 - 02:59 AM
Joe Offer 05 Nov 04 - 03:15 AM
GUEST,999 13 Sep 12 - 01:51 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: KY version of Lady Isabel
From: celticblues5
Date: 02 Nov 04 - 12:01 PM

Hi, all -

Came across a reference to a version of Lady Isabel and the Elf-Knight from Clark & Fayette Counties in KY which involves "an Indian princess" lured away from the tribe by white traders.

Anyone know a source/lyrics for this? I'm particularly interested because I had ancestors from Clark Co. - plus it just sounds like an interesting version, with sociological implications.

Thanks!

Judith


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: KY version of Lady Isabel
From: celticblues5
Date: 03 Nov 04 - 07:19 PM

No response, so am bringing this back up to the top, in hopes someone who didn't see it the first time is now online. :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: KY version of Lady Isabel
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 03 Nov 04 - 07:36 PM

Saw it; found nothing useful. Bronson has several Kentucky sets, none of which fit your description. I'd guess at a modern re-write with no basis in tradition, but you may get more help if you can be a little more specific about that "reference". Where did it come from? What exactly did it say?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: KY version of Lady Isabel
From: Lighter
Date: 03 Nov 04 - 08:04 PM

A John Jacob Niles rewrite ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: KY version of Lady Isabel
From: celticblues5
Date: 05 Nov 04 - 12:40 AM

Sorry, can't cite the source. Just found it among other folklore notes I'd copied out of a book years ago, little bits of local patois and such - just for interest and using as background for writing, not organized research or anything, so didn't keep source notes. Rereading the notes these long years later, and this jumped out at me.   

Thanks for taking the time to respond.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: KY version of Lady Isabel
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 05 Nov 04 - 02:59 AM

An interpretation of 'KY' would be useful, because some people know it as something that isn't even remotely connected with music and are now very confused.....

I am not one of these.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: KY version of Lady Isabel
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Nov 04 - 03:15 AM

Kentucky, Liz...
Those two-letter post office designations for states confuse many of us in the States, too. I spent a couple days in Kentucky last year, "down by the Green River, where Paradise lay." Very pretty place.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky version of Lady Isabel
From: GUEST,999
Date: 13 Sep 12 - 01:51 PM

Try under the name Lady Ishbel (note spelling).


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