Mudcat Café message #3981961 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165063   Message #3981961
Posted By: Anne Neilson
14-Mar-19 - 07:33 AM
Thread Name: Origins: James Madison Carpenter- Child Ballads 5
Subject: RE: Origins: James Madison Carpenter- Child Ballads 5
Jeannie sometimes sang the bottomless boat stanza -- I first heard her version without this verse and that is how I originally learned it; but I distinctly remember being jolted on an occasion when she included the bottomless boat and I suddenly realised that her slow, majestic tune was a variant of the 'Gin I were where the Gadie rins' melody.