Our State. Our Sounds. Part One: Traditional Beginnings

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More "Matty Groves" to enjoy

Writer Ron Soodalter sent along the following link, which includes 15 versions of lyrics of the Matty Groves song, also called "Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard." http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/eng/child/ch081.htm

And here's Doc Watson singing a southern mountain version of the tune. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SwOCf4My2o

Kim, Executive Editor more than 5 years ago

the song of Little Mattie Grove

My mother sang to me like this when I was a boy in Glasgow back in the 30s. I had no idea where it came from. I would like to have the complete lyrics, as I remember it a little differntly.

John Hare more than 5 years ago


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