Mudcat Café message #3077535 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #131392   Message #3077535
Posted By: GUEST
18-Jan-11 - 06:56 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Rosy Betsy, blue eyed Molly Molly
Subject: RE: Origins: Rosy Betsy, blue eyed Molly Molly

I said I would lety you know if I found the lyrics to this song.

"Take off your cloak of gray or brown.
Put on the togs you wear in town.
Run in the meadows up and down,
While Jenny Wren is building in the willow."

My local newspaper, The Enterprise (Brockton, MA) has a daily column named "The Problem Solver". Many folks give away or obtain, for free, items via this medium. I was given through this method an old but very serviceable wooden swing set which I disassembled at the donor's home, and delivered and re-assembled for my grandson. He has grown into it now and even uses it on winter days. My wife and Im met some wonderful folks (whose restaurant, coincidentally, is frequented by one of our family members).
Once in a while, I have noticed somebody looking for information such as the name of a long-closed business establishment, or the best way to do some obscure thing. Local readers respond and give the answers they believe will satisfy the request. So I recently sent this request to them. They put out an "APB", which netted the words both you and I wanted to find. Several readers referred me to your request in Mudcat. The last one actually supplied the words, published in today's edition.

I hope this is what you're looking for.

Bill C.