Mudcat Café message #728875 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48317   Message #728875
Posted By: Ferrara
12-Jun-02 - 09:57 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sheath and Knife
Subject: RE: Sheath and Knife
Well, I like "sib," it works much better than "sinned." But Susan and I just couldn't believe that "sib" was what we were hearing. Sounded MUCh more like "sinned."

OK, sib it is.

What about gif rather than give???? Does anyone have a recording of EM singing it they can listen to? I thought I heard "gif" meaning "if". However since they sound so much alike I wouldn't have posted it as gif except for one thing.

In the DT, in the notes following the song there is a translation of "gif" as "if." But, the word "gif" doesn't appear in the lyrics transcribed there at all. So I assumed that the word really is in the song, but hadn't been transcribed correctly.

Well it's not the end of the world to get this "right," whatever "right" may be in folk music, but am enjoying playing with it. It's a fine song -- now that I can understand it.