Mudcat Café message #934742 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #52109   Message #934742
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
16-Apr-03 - 10:50 AM
Thread Name: The Great Tune Hunt Permathread
Subject: RE: THE GREAT TUNE HUNT-2002
AULDFISH: THE AULD FISHER'S LAST WISH

Just noticed the source info for this one: From "Allan's Illustrated Edition of Tyneside Songs and Readings," 1891. CB. Words: Thomas Doubleday, 1841; tune: traditional, "My Love is Newly Listed."

It was Doubleday who first published The Snows They Melt the Soonest, commenting that it was sung to the tune My Love is Newly Listed (which is a minor version of The White Cockade). That's the tune required for The Auld Fisher, then. Although we discussed The Snows at some length a few years back, and at least one text is harvested, I don't know if the tune has ever been provided. I'll include midis for both Snows and Auld Fisher in the next batch.