Mudcat Café message #447982 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #33569   Message #447982
Posted By: nutty
24-Apr-01 - 08:21 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Twa Sisters / Lay Bent to the Bonny Broom
Subject: RE: 'twasisters' lay the bent to bonny broom
One of the most unexpected aspects of the Bodleian Broadside site has been finding so many versions of a particular song or ballad.

These have been the result of changes made by:-
Performers
Printers
Regional variation

I have always believed that folksongs "evolve" and this evidence has strengthened that belief