Mudcat Café message #17533 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3492   Message #17533
Posted By: Alice
14-Dec-97 - 04:58 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Rosin the Bow? / The Good in Living
Subject: RE: Rosin the Bow
If you search the database @drink @death, you will find the lyrics that were used by Clancy/Makem. There may be confusion with the title, since The Clancy Brother songbook (64) uses Bow, not Beau. I could never understand how that French word "Beau" ever got inserted in the title, since it is about a dying fiddler, and it only makes sense to use "bow" with the word "rosin". Could this be an old example of a mondegreen? Alice in Montana