Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Suffet 'Authentic' new 'old folk songs' (43) RE: 'Authentic' new 'old folk songs' 26 Nov 11

While they are not recent compositions, here are four more examples of songs I have heard described as traditional. The last two date back to the 19th century, so maybe they are old enough to have "gone into the tradition." Nevertheless, in all cases the published sheet music exists and the composers are known.

I'll Fly Away, written by Albert E. Brumley.

The Mingulay Boat Song, written Sir Hugh S. Roberton. He adapted the melody from a traditional air.

Oh, Dem [sic] Golden Slippers, written by James Bland.

Drill, Ye Tarriers, Drill, written by Thomas Casey and Charles Connolly.

--- Steve

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.