Mudcat Café message #3707859 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157175   Message #3707859
Posted By: Phil Edwards
09-May-15 - 06:02 PM
Thread Name: 'Traditional songs' on The Archers
Subject: RE: 'Traditional songs' on The Archers
Steve - definite family resemblance, I think. If you follow the link you can hear for yourself.

As far as I could make out the first song was about a girl who's betrothed against her will & marries her true love at the last minute. So it's in the Golden Glove/Green Wedding area, but without any tune to speak of until the last line (which was nicked from Pleasant & Delightful). The second song seemed to be about a cobbler who wasn't very good at his job and... er, that's it, which doesn't sound like any traditional song I know of (including the two just cited).