Mudcat Café message #1537268 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #31375   Message #1537268
Posted By: michaelr
07-Aug-05 - 11:33 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Great Silkie
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Great Silkie
I take your point, Malcolm. I'm almost as much interested in authenticity as you are. But I'm also a working performer, and as such I'm thrilled to find that verse, which I consider important for the continuity (and the audience's comprehension) of the ballad.

If Paddy hadn't made it up, I'd have to do it myself!