Mudcat Café message #1232903 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11747   Message #1232903
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
24-Jul-04 - 02:48 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Golden Vanity Variants
Subject: RE: Golden Vanity Variants
Roberto has opened Pandora's box- many of these versions, I think, were scattered or referred to in the various threads on this song.

The version posted by Amos is essentially the same as the one in "Rise Up Singing," (The Sing Out! Songbook) and some previous issues of Sing Out!.

It is a simple telling that is easy to put across to an audience, and would be a worthwhile addition to the DT. I am afraid that it will be lost in the flood of versions now in this thread, and I think it unfortunate hat the thread started by Amos was precipitately closed.

Lacking in this plethora of versions of Child 286 are those on which these revisions are based; particularly those in Bronson, "The Singing Tradition....," which are listed under the title "The Sweet Trinity (The Golden Vanity)." This is unfortunate, since in these are found ideas that singers could refer to as they made up versions suited to their individual style.