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Thread #22802   Message #253484
Posted By: Barbara
07-Jul-00 - 12:15 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bonny May (from June Tabor)
Subject: RE: Lyrics of Bonny May? as sung by J. Tabor
Thanks to you too, Wolfgang and lamarca. I think I must have been hearing a contraction of 'middle so' when I thought she was saying 'meadow'.
The trick with June Tabor is always to sort her English accent - and singing style - out from the words. She uses an abrupt beginning and cutoff on words to accentuate the rhythm, and then she has some variety of UK accent that changes the vowels. I imagine it's even harder to hear if English is not your first language.