Coll. by M.C. Parler Fred High
Oct. 20, 1953
The House Carpenter
(Fred was singing this just for fun, but I recorded some
of the last stanzas in order to get his misconception of
"Well met, well met" on the tape. For the entire ballad c f.
MCP: What did you say her name was?
MCP: And what did you say you thought it was to start with?
Fred:When I started in, "Well Matt," he said to her you
know. (Fred told me before he started singing that he had just
figured out what her name was - that he used to think it was
So he sings the f i r s t line:
Well, Matt, well, Matt, my own true love.
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