Mudcat Café message #3514844 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #150417   Message #3514844
Posted By: GUEST
13-May-13 - 11:46 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 5
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 5
When I read through this thread and you were talking about this one song, I kept thinking, I know this song. Turns out I do:

Seven Drunken Nights 

And do you know why I didn't recognize it at first? Because...

"They were made for singing and no' for reading, but ye hae broken the charm, and they'll never be sung mair."

Naturally, this only applies to the UK, not Ireland.