Mudcat Café message #1973009 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #98805   Message #1973009
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
19-Feb-07 - 06:42 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Newfoundland Mermaid song
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Newfoundland Mermaid song
So if you've got a different tune, Catherine, that doesn't mean it's the "wrong tune". Ain't no such animal.

That version of the song was collected in the Ozarks after all, and that's a long way from Newfoundland. And Newfoundland is probably a lot closer to wherever it started off.