:: Title :: The Raggle Taggle Gypsies (fragment)
:: Genre :: ballad, Child ballad
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Ritchie, Jean [vocal]
:: Setting :: Alan Lomax's apartment, 3rd Street
:: Location :: Greenwich Village, New York City (New York), New York (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., Anglo-American, Appalachian, Kentucky
:: Session :: Jean Ritchie 6/49
:: Date :: 6/2/1949
:: Reference Information :: T1019.0, Track 2 (00:00:35)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Jean Ritchie performs ballads, game songs, carols, and an Appalachian hymn.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Child ballad No. 200
0 - incomplete version
0 - Most people know this as "The Wraggle-Taggle Gypsies," and as such it is very popular throughout the English-speaking world. This version I give you here will never have such wide acceptance, but it grows on one if given a chance. The tune is yours to sing as you like, free-style (as I sing it, with unannounced holds when I feel they are right for the words), or as brisk as you like, with steady beat. Like everything else I sing, I hardly if ever get through it the same way twice, which makes it a problem to write out the music of if [sic]. Anyway, here is the basic tune. (excerpt from Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians, As Sung by Jean Ritchie) [Source: Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians]
:: Collection :: Jean Ritchie 1949 and 1950

 

 

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