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Lyr Req: Two Sisters Nonsense version

31 Jan 20 - 05:05 PM (#4031406)
Subject: Lyr Req: Two Sisters Nonsense version
From: Steve Gardham

Hi
Here's a request for someone like Jon Lighter or Mick Pearce.
In Cazden's Catskills book they mention a nonsense version of Child 10 The Two Sisters, with title The Three Sisters. I've found 3 or 4 versions with this title but not what I would call obviously nonsense.
Probably an American piece and possibly a minstrel adaptation.

Any light from Lighter would be welcome.


31 Jan 20 - 05:36 PM (#4031415)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Two Sisters Nonsense version
From: GUEST

Ask Judy Cook - she collects versions of the Two Sisters.
Tradsinger


01 Feb 20 - 10:07 AM (#4031543)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Two Sisters Nonsense version
From: Steve Gardham

Thanks, G
How do I do that?
Is she a Catter?


01 Feb 20 - 03:03 PM (#4031604)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Two Sisters Nonsense version
From: Steve Gardham

Thanks for Judy's contact details, Susan.
I've already answered my own question now. There are several versions in Child itself in the endnotes to version 10L, actually dating from the early 18th century. Good early examples of burlesque which is what I'm looking for.

Many thanks to those who have helped.


01 Feb 20 - 05:26 PM (#4031636)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Two Sisters Nonsense version
From: Joe Offer

Well, there's always The Cruelish Sister, by the inimitable Sadie Damascus.


01 Feb 20 - 06:21 PM (#4031651)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Two Sisters Nonsense version
From: Steve Gardham

Great stuff! reminds me of Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes.