Mudcat Café message #3886780 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162666   Message #3886780
Posted By: Jim Carroll
04-Nov-17 - 02:31 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
""Like she whom the prize of Mount Ida had won,
There approached a fair lassie as bright as the sun.....""
It's quite possible that that particular song is the work of either an Irish or Scots Gaelic poet that has been absorbed into the tradition
As I said, the Irish repertoire has a number of such songs Paddy Tunney specialised in them
That language is not common to folk songs
Jim Carroll