Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Add: an old Cutty Wren

DigiTrad:
BILLY BARLOW
CRICKETTY WEE
CUTTY WREN
CUTTY WREN (2)
PLEASE TO SEE THE KING


Related threads:
(DTStudy) DTStudy: Cutty Wren (42)
Folklore: Happy St. Stephen's Day! Get the Book! (2)
need info about 'Wrenning' (40)
(origins) Origins: Just what is a Cutty Wren? (40)
Lyr Add: version of the Wran Song (6)
(origins) Origins: Hunting the Wren (17)
Hunting the Wren (8)
Help: Who was The Wren? (40)
Wren Hunting - Scotland et al. (7)
boar's head (3)


Bruce O. 02 Mar 99 - 05:18 PM
philippa 11 Mar 99 - 10:54 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:



Subject: Lyr Add: an old Cutty Wren
From: Bruce O.
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 05:18 PM

"The Cutty Wren" is presumeably a very old song, but I've never seen or heard of any version older than that in David Herd's 'Scots Songs', 1776 (given below). In Hecht's 'Songs From David Herd's Manuscripts' the text is the same but the names are not in all caps, and he has 'wren' in the 3rd verse, and quotaion marks around the 1st part of every line. Hecht's notes cite Swainson (1) and Northall (2) for discussion of the hunting of the wren on St. Stephen's Day (Dec. 26). The latter may be 'English Folk- Rhymes', 1892, but I haven't found any likely possibilities for Swainson's work. Does anyone know of an older version of the song?

[No heading at all.]

Will ze go to the wood? quo' FOZIE MOZIE;
Will ze go to the wood? quo' JOHNIE REDNOZIE;
Will ze go to the wood? quo' FOSLIN' ene;
Will ze go to the wood? quo' brither and kin.

What to do there? quo' FOZIE MOZIE;
What to do there? quo' JOHNIE REDNOZIE;
What to do there? quo' FOSLIN' ene;
What to do there? quo' brither and kin.

To slay the WREN, quo' FOZIE MOZIE:
To slay the WREN, quo' JOHNIE REDNOSIE:
To slay the WREN, quo' FOSLIN' ene:
To slay the WREN, quo' brither and kin.

What way will ze get her hame? quo' FOZIE MOSIE;
What way will ze get her hame? quo' JOHNIE REDNOZIE;
What way will ze get her hame? quo' FOSLIN' ene;
What way will ze get her hame? quo' brither and kin.

We'll hyre carts and horse, quo' FOZIE MOZIE:
We'll hyre carts and horse, quo' JOHNIE REDNOZIE:
We'll hyre carts and horse, quo' FOSLIN' ene:
We'll hyre carts and horse, quo' brither and kin.

What way will we get her in? quo' FOZIE MOZIE;
What way will we get her in? quo' FOZIE MOZIE;
What way will we get her in? quo' FOOSLIN' ene;
What way will we get her in? quo' brither and kin.

We'll drive down the door-cheeks, quo' FOZIE MOZIE:
We'll drive down the door-cheeks, quo' JOHNIE REDNOZIE:
We'll drive down the door-cheeks, quo' FOSLIN' ene:
We'll drive down the door-cheeks, quo' brither and kin.

I'll hae a wing, quo' FOZIE MOZIE:
I'll hae another, quo' JOHNIE REDNOZIE:
I'll hae a leg, quo' FOSLIN' ene:
An I'll hae anither, quo' brither and kin.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: an old Cutty Wren
From: philippa
Date: 11 Mar 99 - 10:54 AM

Refreshing this thread. Bruce, I suppose you know about the versions in the DT (I think your's is older) and the note therein about hunting the wren in Ireland. For anyone interested: [cutty wren] in the search box will yield two old songs and one new parody


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 20 December 11:02 PM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.