Mudcat Café message #1669784 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48317   Message #1669784
Posted By: Abby Sale
15-Feb-06 - 06:52 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sheath and Knife
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sheath and Knife
Bill D.- yes.   Schneyer's record notes add that Redpath went off to cry.   Schneyer herself repetedly broke down.

She also gives a massive kudo to John Roberts who gave her the song he was going to do, himself.

GUEST,DB, et al: I'm not sure if you're agreeing with MacColl or not but your interpretation of "gang tae the broom" seems likely to me. Thus it would be glossed correctly by MacColl. Just figurative. We've learned a comparable phrase of 'go to the glen' for Welsh material in Jane, Jane/Hob Y Derri Dando. And lots of songs about heather.