The American version of the song is said to date to the Revolutionary War period. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. When I first came to town, They called me the roving jewel; Now they've changed their tune, They call me Katy Cruel, Oh, diddle, lully day, Oh, de little lioday. The Demon Barbers also recorded the song on their album Uncut. National Public Radio , Aug.
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The opening verse of the song bears a strong resemblance to the Scottish song, Licht Bob's Lassiewhose opening verses mirror the song in both notional content and form: Retrieved from " https: The Demon Barbers also recorded the song on their album Uncut.
agmes Agnes Obel did a version in National Public RadioAug. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The song also features on Lady Maisery 's second album, Mayday released in As a traditional song, it has been recorded by many performers, but the best known recording of the song is by Karen Dalton on the album In My Own Time.
"KATIE CRUEL" LYRICS by AGNES OBEL: When I first came
Views Read Edit View history. Dalton's performance of the song is perhaps the best known. The song also features on Raise Ravensa release by Glasgow-based John Knox Sex Club who have brought together elements of both versions of the song.
Katie Cruel is a traditional American folksonglikely of Scottish origin. Licht Bob's Lassie would appear to tell a story about a camp follower or prostitute:.
Retrieved June 3, First when I cam' tae the toon They ca'd me young and bonnie Noo they've changed my name Ca' me the licht bob's honey First when I cam' tae the toon They ca'd me young and sonsie Noo they've changed my name They ca' me the licht bob's lassie.
Rillian and the Doxie Chicks, a Los Angeles based, pirate themed folk band, also released a version of the song on their second CD ' Left in the Longboat' in White Magic started covering the song live inand released it as a single in The lead was sung by the percussionist, Myrna Neuberg, with harmonies sung by the rest of the band.
Cordelia's Dad recorded the song on their release, Comet.
When I first came to town, They brought me the bottles plenty; Now they've changed their tune, They bring me the bottles empty, Oh, diddle, lully day, Oh, de little lioday. This page was last edited on 9 Augustat I'll die my petticoats red And face them wi' the yellow I'll tell the dyser lad That the licht bob I'm tae follow Feather beds are soft And painted rooms are bonnie I wad leave them a' And jog along wi' Johnny Oh my heart's been sair Shearin' Craigie's corn I winnae see him the nicht But I'll see him the morn.
Chorus Eyes as bright as coal, Lips as bright as cherry, and 'tis her delight To make the young girls merry, Oh, diddle, lully day, Oh, de little lioday.
Chorus Through the woods I go, And through the bogs and mire, Straightway down the road, And to my heart's desire, Oh, diddle, lully day, Oh, de little lioday. The American version of the song is said to date to the Revolutionary War period.
The American lyrics appear to contain an oblique story of regret. When I first came to town, They called me the roving jewel; Now they've changed their tune, They call me Katy Cruel, Oh, diddle, lully day, Oh, de little lioday.