Mudcat Café message #1469 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #544   Message #1469
Posted By: Moira Cameron,
20-Jan-97 - 05:38 AM
Thread Name: Child Ballad chorus song
Subject: Child Ballad chorus song
My father used to sing Child Ballads while driving long distances. One I really loved as a kid, but I haven't been able to find had a very catchy chorus. The chorus goes: Hey down and ho down It is sung after every line of the song. The ballad tune pattern was A-B--very monotonous; like a chant.

Sound familiar to anyone?