minstrel: Run run away

Patrick Armstrong parmstro at alpha.confederationc.on.ca
Mon May 5 13:16:41 PDT 1997



On Mon, 5 May 1997, Ed Hopkins wrote:

> This morning I heard a Pop song on the radio that seemed to me
> to have a sort of a "traditional" sound to it.  The melody reminded
> me of "Green Grow The Rushes".  The chorus went like this:
> 
>    See cha- meleon
>    Lying there  in the sun
>    All things  to everyone
>    Run, run away.
> 
> (I've inserted spaces to show where there was a strange sort of
> pause)
> 
> * Has anyone else heard this song?
> 
> * Is it based on a traditional song?
> 
> * Is there any evidence of songs like "Green Grow the Rushes"
>   in the Period?
> 
> * Do Civil War re-enactment groups have anything like bardic circles?
> 
> -- Alfredo el Bufon
> Elvegast, Windmaster's Hill, Atlantia
> 
> 
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I'm not sure if it is traditional or not, but I belive it to be from one 
of two bands, I know it is one of them just I get confused of which is 
which. It is either by "Great Big Sea" or Captain Tractor. It's called 
Run away.

Most probably Great Big Sea. A band from I think Newfound Land



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