Mudcat Café message #77315 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10796   Message #77315
Posted By: Alex
10-May-99 - 07:29 PM
Thread Name: Country of origin of these songs please!
Subject: RE: Country of orgin of these songs please!
I looked through my copy of Scott's "Minstrelsy Of The Scottish Border" but could find no trace of "Daemon Lover" or "House Carpenter". Does it have a different name in the Minstrelsy? Back in those days, it was tough to tell where the actual border was. There were the Scots, the English, and in the middle "The Reivers" or "Borderers" who fought with both sides. The word "Carpenter" isn't in general use in Scotland. He/she would be called a Joiner.