Mudcat Café message #2115233 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #103674   Message #2115233
Posted By: Kent Davis
30-Jul-07 - 11:59 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: the wampus cat
Subject: RE: Folklore: the wampus cat
To clarify, I wrote the song in the sense that I substituted the Wampus Cat for the wild boar, my Grandfather for Bangum, and changed the "diddle dum day" refrain. That is what I intended to convey by writing "TUNE: 'BANGUM WENT TO THE WILD BOAR'S DEN'". I should have written "BASED ON". I don't mean to claim originality, nor do I mean to imply that I collected the song from someone else.
The family seemed to enjoy it. I'm hoping it will spark a little more interest in folk music. I've been doing this sort of thing at Christmas gatherings for several years, starting with "Elf of Constant Sorrow".
Thank you for your feedback and information!
Kent