Mudcat Café message #1512 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #544   Message #1512
Posted By: Moira; moirakc@internorth.com
21-Jan-97 - 03:07 AM
Thread Name: Child Ballad chorus song
Subject: RE: Child Ballad chorus song
No, the Keeper isn't the song. The chorus line "Hey down and Ho Down" is repeated after every line. Each verse line is the exact same melody as the next verse line. The tune (very primitively) is as follows:

VERSE: D D B G G B C D

CHORUS: E D B A B A G G

VERSE: D D B G G B C D

CHORUS: E D B A B A G G

Over and over again. I am certain it is a Child Ballad.