Mudcat Café message #590356 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #38580   Message #590356
Posted By: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
11-Nov-01 - 04:04 PM
Thread Name: Jean Ritchie Books & Recordings
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie Books & Recordings
T in Oklahoma- My older sisters remembered when Lorraine Wyman came to Knott County, collecting songs. Her variant of, Fair Nottamun Town, is probably from the same root, but is not ours. And no, in my travels I haven't run across that melody. Some have the same SOUND or FEELING (e.g. The Poor Old Husband, or, My Good Old Man), but the melodic structure, and the timing, are very different.