Mudcat Café message #725719 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16979   Message #725719
Posted By: Bearheart
07-Jun-02 - 10:03 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Snows They Melt the Soonest
Subject: RE: snows they melt ... - author?
Glad this thread came up,as I have been curious about the song for some time. Had learned Dick Gaughan's version some time ago, then Annie Briggs' more recently from the CD discussed earlier-- guys, on the recording I have she does sing the original words-- the query I had been thinking of posting was--whose words were the original ones-- since Gaughan's on Handful of Earth vary on the verse about the stile. But that's the verse she sings, from the original as it reads earlier in this thread. Lots of my questions answered, including the source-- as always I'm grateful to you folks for tracking such things down.