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GUEST,Ewan McVicar Eppie Morie: What does it all mean? (62* d) RE: Eppie Morie: What does it all mean? 19 Aug 08


In 1953 Alan Lomax got two verses from Jimmy MacBeath.

Haud awa frae me Willie, haud awa frae me
An before ah'll loss ma maidenhead, ah'll try ma strength wi thee, wi thee
Ah'll try ma strength wi thee

He kissed her on the shoulder's blade an held her shoulders twa
An aye she grat an aye she spat an turnt tae the wa, the wa
An turnt tae the wa

The tune is similar to MacColl's but differs particularly in the last line.
Jimmy might have got it from MacColl's singing. I'm not the only one who laments that Lomax seemed disinterested and did not follow it up, but maybe he already knew Jimmy did not have more.
The recording is on Two Gentlemen of the Road, Rounder 82161-1793-2.


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