[DWJ] Re: Song - Parsley Sage Rosemary & Thyme
pandinac at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Thu Aug 31 02:15:37 EDT 2006
On Wed, 30 Aug 2006, Dorian E. Gray wrote:
> The best-known version these days is the Simon&Garfunkel version,
> which mixes the girl's and boy's tasks. IIRC, originally,
> The girl then finishes up by saying snarkily "And when he's done and
> finished his work, he may come to me for his cambric shirt".
Put like that, the riddle-game interpretation I mentioned earlier
starts to sound more convincing.
(And now that you mention them, I remember those extra verses being in
the version we were given to look at at the time.)
> Talking of folk-songs, does anyone happen to have a full set of
> verses for "The Water Is Wide" and an idea of what order they go in?
> That's a seriously disjointed song.
(I notice that the second one doesn't include the "water is wide"
verse at all, suggesting that it accumulated from somewhere else.
I am not surprised; it always did seem the odd one out.)
"Hold fast to the one noble thing."
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