Mudcat Café message #153825 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16440   Message #153825
Posted By: Dave (the ancient mariner)
24-Dec-99 - 11:38 AM
Thread Name: Help: What is a 'forebitter'?
Subject: RE: Help: What is a 'forebitter'?
Marc, Caroline and her sailor bold is a Forebitter song. Margo, Sarah Makem sang this without music, and in her unique traditional manner the melody sounded fine to me. You can change and modify all sea songs, there are many versions of them; and it would take a thread a million miles long to record the variations. The instruments you describe would sound lovely; I wish I could hear the recording when you are done. ( hope there's not much shade and I have some really good Suntan oil for ye ) Cordially, Dave