Hunting the Wren
White Tree Productions
ioseph at locksley.com
Fri Sep 8 08:37:42 PDT 1995
On Fri, 8 Sep 1995, Brett Williams wrote:
> >>I'm looking for a period source for the song "Hunting the Wren".
> > The wren, oh the wren, he's the king of all birds
> > St. stevens day was caught in the firs
> > Although he was little his honor was great
> > won't you give me a _____ (I forget this word)
> > for to bury the wren
> And I learned an entirely different version from Holly Tannen, who got
> hers from oral tradition as still sung in southern England.
> Where are you going, says Milder to Malder
> Where are you going, says Festle to Fose
> We may not tell you. says the younger to the elder
> Out to the green wood, says John the Red Nose
> ciorstan macAmhlaidh
Hi Cirostan MacAppleUser! <grin!>
I learned it under the name "Billy Barlow" as a kid in N. Carolina.....how
these songs -do- survive!
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