Mudcat Café message #4055615 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167958   Message #4055615
Posted By: cnd
28-May-20 - 08:35 AM
Thread Name: Origins: The Dove She Is a Pretty Bird
Subject: RE: Origins: The Dove She Is a Pretty Bird
I've always thought this was just one of the many mysterious songs that came from/led to The Cuckoo

The DT version's lyrics match almost exactly with a song by Judy Collins. She credited the lyrics to Ewan MacColl, as do most other people--though one set of liner notes to a Pete Seeger record (link) credits the words to MacColl and Peggy Seeger, but says the music is traditional.