Mudcat Café message #3823222 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #131392   Message #3823222
Posted By: GUEST,Charlie
28-Nov-16 - 08:05 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Rosy Betsy, blue eyed Molly Molly
Subject: RE: Origins: Rosy Betsy, blue eyed Molly Molly
I learned the song in grammar school in the early 1940s (Ludlow, Vermont). Couldn't remember some of the lines and note that some of you "Put on" while others "Took off" in the first line of the second verse. I put on the coat of grey and "down" matching the wren's colors. Suspect many of the words describing color, cloth, shoes, and places were localized simply because the song came from so many places.

How much better this is than some of today'songs with 3 words and 4 different notes!