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GUEST,Rana Lyr Req: Black Joke (Adderbury Morris dance) (34) Lyr Add: BLACK, WHITE, YELLOW AND GREEN 27 Jun 01


I don't need to transcribe the words from the Shirley Collins version - they are in Digital Tradition under the title Black, white, yellow and green - she starts off with the words and the song finishes with the morris tune. Incidently, we do Black Joke (Bleddington) and Old Black Joe (Badby). The tune seems as different to each other as any morris tune whilst the dances are obviously very different. The only problem (well maybe others exist) is when we announce either of the dances the musicians mishear and start playing the other!

I repasted the words below, taken from the DT data base.

Rana


BLACK, WHITE, YELLOW AND GREEN

There was an old woman, she kept fat hogs
She made plum puddings, they poisoned the dogs
They were black, white, yellow and green

...[deleted - see DT]
@food @color
sung by Roy Harris
filename[ BLWHYGR
SOF


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