Mudcat Café message #724916 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48317   Message #724916
Posted By: Susan of DT
06-Jun-02 - 10:18 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sheath and Knife
Subject: RE: Sheath and Knife
On MacColl's record Solo Flight, he says "A more complete form of the story did not appear until 1960 when Helen Mennie Shire published a 26 stanza version from the Dalhousie Manuscript. This collation is based almost completely on the shire text." I listened to this recently - I was compiling a tape of versions of the incest ballads: Sheath and Knife, Lizzy Wan, King's Daughter Lady Jean, Bonny Hind for Ferrara - and found MacColl's version rather perplexing. It did sound like what was in the DT. I am glad to see that I was not the one who entered (misentered?) this one.