A Neglected Tune
‘Oh dear mother what a fool I’ve been / Six young men came a-courting me / Five were blind and the other couldn’t see / Oh dear mother what a fool I’ve been!’ Yeah, Lads A’Bunchum, lovely old tune. I’ve known it for ages and this morning when those lines came into my head apparently uninvited I realised I’ve never actually played it on anything. So now I have – on the mandolin, the fiddle, the tin whistle and the guitar.
I haven’t explored it thoroughly yet, that takes a while, but guess what’ll be among the first tunes I set up at the Full English tonight?!
Lads A’Bunchum, a great old tune and I’ve not been playing it. Oh dear mother, what a fool I’ve been.