Mudcat Café message #525491 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #1654   Message #525491
Posted By: masato sakurai
11-Aug-01 - 12:02 AM
Thread Name: Origins: The Raggle-Taggle Gypsy
Subject: RE: The Raggle-Taggle Gypsy
I like Steeleye Span's "Black Jack Davy" rather than Alfred Deller's "Wraggle Taggle Gypsies." Anyway, Bronson recorded 127 variants (and a few more in vol. 4)of this very familar ballad (or, group of ballads, we should say) in The Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads. Most of them are given words separately along with the music. How varied they are!