Mudcat Café message #758459 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #50004   Message #758459
Posted By: GUEST,Arkie
01-Aug-02 - 09:57 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Lady Mary / Palace Grand / The Sad Song
Subject: RE: Lady Mary / Palace Grand / The Sad Song
One of our local singers who sings Lady Mary learned it from the Baez recording. When she sang it for her mother, her response was "Where did you learn that? Your grandmother used to sing it." Her grandmother's family was from Ireland. Of course she could have learned the song anywhere. Some thoughts on the number of ladys. If the lady in verse one was of rather modest means she would not likely have been dressed in fine satin and lace. On the other hand, the fine satin and lace may have been her funeral attire.