Mudcat Café message #711240 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #47571   Message #711240
Posted By: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
15-May-02 - 08:09 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Willie Moore
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Willie Moore:Doc Watson Version
I always thought Doc was singing, "...And raven black was her hair..."

Also it was interesting to me that this tune is the "high part" of our family's ballad, "Lord Thomas and Fair Ellender." An 8-line tune, and the last line to each verse repeated (so the company can join in).