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Posted By: Richie
03-Apr-14 - 05:02 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 7
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 7
Hi

Need help identifying Peggy seeger's ballad from Long Harvest, backed in a country style on guitar, here's a bit of it--

Earl Brand - Peggy Seeger Long Harvest

1    Rise up, rise up, you seven sleepers,
And do take a warning from me,
Do watch after your eldest sister,
The youngest is coming with me.

2    Rise up, rise up, my seven bold sons,
And bring your sister down,
It'll never be said that a steward's son
Had carried her out of town.

3    I thank you kindly sir, said he,
But I am no steward's son,
My father was a regis king
And my mother a Quaker queen.

4    She mounted on the bonnie, bonnie black,
And him on the ample grey,
He hung his bugle all round her neck
And they went singing away.


And-- on the lighter side--Most inappropriate Child ballad title:

Sharp and Karpeles, 1932, Version I:

HE MOUNTED HER ON A MILK WHITE STEED

He mounted her on a milk white steed,
And himself on a iron grey.
He swung his bugle round his neck
And so went riding away,
He swung his bugle round his neck
And so went riding away.

Richie