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    In the song Wildwood Flower , the Carter version uses this phrase in line number one ! No clear meaning I have found ! Any guesses ?
    My two favorite pastimes are drinking wine and playing the mandolin but most of my friends would rather hear me drink wine! Adapted from quote by Mark Twain------supposedly !

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    I will twine, I will mingle my raven black hair
    With roses of red and lillies so fair..........

    Make any more sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleE View Post
    I will twine, I will mingle my raven black hair
    With roses of red and lillies so fair..........

    Make any more sense?
    Makes more sense than the Carter version !
    My two favorite pastimes are drinking wine and playing the mandolin but most of my friends would rather hear me drink wine! Adapted from quote by Mark Twain------supposedly !

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    The original was "I'll twine mid the ringlets of my raven black hair" It was a composed song in the 1860s, not a folk song. A.P. Carter mangled the lyrics badly in several places or heard a version with mangled lyrics which they recorded in 1928. Here is a video with Linda Williams explaining it all. She and Robin went back to the original sheet music for their version. There is an even nicer rendition with Jimmy Gaudreau on mandolin on their Visions of Love cd but I could not find it on You Tube. They also found an additional verse or two the Carter's did not have

    Last edited by CarlM; Dec-22-2019 at 1:37pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlM View Post
    The original was "I'll twine mid the ringlets of my raven black hair" It was a composed song in the 1860s, not a folk song. A.P. Carter mangled the lyrics badly in several places or heard a version with mangled lyrics which they recorded in 1928. Here is a video with Linda Williams explaining it all. She and Robin went back to the original sheet music for their version. There is an even nicer rendition with Jimmy Gaudreau on mandolin on their Visions of Love cd but I could not find it on You Tube. They also found an additional verse or two the Carter's did not have

    Fantastic ! Thank you very much !
    My two favorite pastimes are drinking wine and playing the mandolin but most of my friends would rather hear me drink wine! Adapted from quote by Mark Twain------supposedly !

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