#00211
Rattlin' Bog (Crimson Pirates) MIDI, video
See also: Rattlin' Bog (Irish Descendants)
And also: Tree On A Hill (MacEdward Leach)
And also: Upside Down Story (MacEdward Leach)
#278: YouTube video by Kinravip ©2008
~ Used with permission ~

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Oh, ro, the rattlin' bog, the bog down in the valley-O;
Oh, ro, the rattlin' bog, the bog down in the valley-O.

In that bog, there was a tree,
A rare tree, a rattlin' tree:
Tree in the bog,
And the bog down in the valley-O.

Oh, ro, the rattlin' bog, the bog down in the valley-O;
Oh, ro, the rattlin' bog, the bog down in the valley-O.

On that tree, there was a limb,
A rare limb, a rattlin' limb:
Limb on the tree,
And the tree in the bog,
And the bog down in the valley-O.

Oh, ro, the rattlin' bog, the bog down in the valley-O;
Oh, ro, the rattlin' bog, the bog down in the valley-O.

On that limb, there was a branch,
A rare branch, a rattlin' branch:
Branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree,
And the tree in the bog,
And the bog down in the valley-O.

Oh, ro, the rattlin' bog, the bog down in the valley-O;
Oh, ro, the rattlin' bog, the bog down in the valley-O.

On that branch, there was a twig,
A rare twig, a rattlin' twig:
Twig on the branch,
And the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree,
And the tree in the bog,
And the bog down in the valley-O.

Oh, ro, the rattlin' bog, the bog down in the valley-O;
Oh, ro, the rattlin' bog, the bog down in the valley-O.

On that twig, there was a nest,
A rare nest, a rattlin' nest:
Nest on the twig,
And the twig on the branch,
And the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree,
And the tree in the bog,
And the bog down in the valley-O.

Oh, ro, the rattlin' bog, the bog down in the valley-O;
Oh, ro, the rattlin' bog, the bog down in the valley-O.

In that nest, there was an egg,
A rare egg, a rattlin' egg:
Egg in the nest,
And the nest on the twig,
And the twig on the branch,
And the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree,
And the tree in the bog,
And the bog down in the valley-O.

Oh, ro, the rattlin' bog, the bog down in the valley-O;
Oh, ro, the rattlin' bog, the bog down in the valley-O.

In that egg, there was a bird,
A rare bird, a rattlin' bird:
Bird in the egg,
And the egg in the nest,
And the nest on the twig,
And the twig on the branch,
And the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree,
And the tree in the bog,
And the bog down in the valley-O.

Oh, ro, the rattlin' bog, the bog down in the valley-O;
Oh, ro, the rattlin' bog, the bog down in the valley-O.

On that bird, there was a feather,
A rare feather, a rattlin' feather:
Feather on the bird,
And the bird in the egg,
And the egg in the nest,
And the nest on the twig,
And the twig on the branch,
And the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree,
And the tree in the bog,
And the bog down in the valley-O.

Oh, ro, the rattlin' bog, the bog down in the valley-O;
Oh, ro, the rattlin' bog, the bog down in the valley-O.

On that feather, there was a flea,
A rare flea, a rattlin' flea:
Flea on the feather,
And the feather on the bird,
And the bird on the egg,
And the egg in the nest,
And the nest on the twig,
And the twig on the branch,
And the branch on the limb,
And the limb on the tree,
And the tree in the bog,
And the bog down in the valley-O.

Oh, ro, the rattlin' bog, the bog down in the valley-O;
Oh, ro, the rattlin' bog, the bog down in the valley-O.

Oh, ro, the rattlin' bog, the bog down in the valley-O;
Oh, ro, the rattlin' bog, the bog down in the valley-O.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of a traditional 19th-century cumulative song, Tree In The Wood ....####
The video above features The Crimson Pirates performing at the New York Renaissance Faire on Saturday, 9 August 2008.

A variant was recorded by Irish Descendants as Rattlin' Bog.


See more songs by the Irish Descendants.

A variant was collected in 1950 as Upside Down Story from Theresa White [ca.1934-?] of Port au Port, NL, and published in MacEdward Leach And The Songs Of Atlantic Canada © 2004 Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA).

A variant was collected in 1950 as Tree On A Hill from Michael (Mike) A Kent [1904-1997] of Cape Broyle, NL, and published in MacEdward Leach And The Songs Of Atlantic Canada © 2004 Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA).

A variant was collected by MacEdward Leach and published as #107, The Stump, in Folk Ballads And Songs Of The Lower Labrador Coast by the National Museum of Canada (Ottawa, 1965) Crown Copyrights Reserved.

A variant was also collected by Maud Karpeles [1885-1976] and published as #88, The Tree In The Wood, in Folk Songs From Newfoundland (Faber & Faber, London, 1971; also Oxford, 1934).



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