Label: Rounder Records - CD 82161 1795-2 • Series: The Alan Lomax Collection • Format: CD Album, Remastered • Country: US • Genre: Childrens, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Nursery Rhymes, Folk, Field Recording
I'm A Little Orphan Girl two versions. Peggy MacGillivray: I'm a little orphan girl, My mother she is dead. My father is a drunkard And won't buy me my bread. I sit upon the window sill To hear the organ play, And think of my dear mother, Who's dead and far away. Ding-dong, my castle bell, Farewell to my mother. Bury me in the old churchyard Beside my eldest brother. I'm a little orphan girl, My Miss Emily - Tom Verlaine - Cover she is dead.
My coffin shall be white, Six little angels by my side, Two to sing and two to [pray, play] And two to carry my soul away. Used as a lyric ballad and for German Ropes. A tear jerker, sure to catch "guising" pennies. In his BBC radio program in NovemberLomax commented that this song reflected "a child's 雲のうつし絵 (オリジナル・カラオケ) - 一愛 - 雲のうつし絵 of the tragedies which shape the ballads of their parents.
A modern version of a medieval custom — the new springing out of the old — new songs are foreverspilling out of this ever-flowing fountain of children's fantasy. In his notes for the Scotland volume of the World Library series [Rounder CD ], he renders the line about bread as, "And goes right in my bed"! Last revised: 29 September Conditions of Use. Known Bugs. All rights reserved. Norton Park schoolchildren: I'm a little orphan girl, My mother she is dead.
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