Mudcat Café message #360287 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22802   Message #360287
Posted By: Wolfgang
20-Dec-00 - 07:24 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bonny May (from June Tabor)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: More on Bonny May...
I was quite contented with the last version in the thread Malcolm has linked to, including, of course, Barbara's corrections in a later post. The 'jimp' explanation also sounded satisfactory for me.
The only bit I still have in memory as unsolved is the 'shepherdess' in the first line since I have read some place (Mudcat?) that it might be heard as 'shepherd has' (with another minor change in the line) to introduce the second character of this song who is needed later. I have tried to decide by listening but that bit is beyond my abilities.