Mudcat Café message #3995125 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #35605   Message #3995125
Posted By: GUEST,Lorinda
03-Jun-19 - 01:45 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Turtledove Done Drooped His Wings
Subject: RE: Origin: Turtledove Done Drooped His Wings
I came across this song covered by Caroline Aiken, and I'm fascinated by its history. But has anyone else noticed that the lyrics to this version "Turtledove done drooped his wings," and "sasalido on solasaree" are being erroneously credited to Burl Ives??? Mr. Ives sung a completely different version of a song entitled "Turtle Dove," and somehow Bessie Jones' lyrics seem to have gotten attached to Burl Ive's song.