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lamarca Lyr Req: Spindle, bobbin and spool away (24) RE: Lyr Req: Spindle, bobbin and spool away 08 Dec 02


I think I remember hearing that Maddy Prior took the poem mentioned by Bruce O and delphinium and set it to the tune of the Christmas carol, "The Friendly Beasts". Bruce's words on the thread mentioned above are in the original Old English, with thorns and youghts and other unpronouncable and unwritable letters, and Delphinium's lyrics are a really good translation to modern English. My husband and I perform this in some of our "Work Song" sets...


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