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I'll Twine 'Mid the Ringlets

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Lyrics written by
Publication date
1860
Language
English
Comments
The song's lyrics came from a poem of the same name written by Maud Irving (pseudonynm of J. William Van Namee), with music composed by J.P. Webster. The finished song was published in 1860. It is more well known by a variant called "Wildwood Flower", a 1928 recording by The Carter Family (which A.P. Carter registered as his own work). Other versions of the song have evolved, including "The Pale Amaranthus" (collected in Kentucky and North Carolina, reported in 1911), "Raven Black Hair" and "The Pale Wildwood Flower" (collected 1915–1919), and "The Frail Wildwood Flower".

Original lyrics -
I'll twine 'mid the ringlets of my raven black hair
The lilies so pale and the roses so fair
The myrtle so bright with an emeral hue
And the pale aronatus with eyes of bright blue.

I'll sing and I'll dance, my laugh shall be gay
I'll cease this wild weeping, drive sorrow away.
Tho' my heart is now breaking, he never shall know
That his name made me tremble and my pale cheeks to glow.
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i 1953 Medley
i April 1955
i December 1960
i 1962
i 1962
i 1963
i 1963
i October 1965 Medley
i (The Stanley Brothers) September 1966
i 1967
i June 1968
i October 20, 1970 Live
i 1970
i 1974
i 1977 Medley
i November 1980
i 1980 Released more than 10 years after its recording
i 1991
i 1991
i 1994
i 1994
i July 1995
i 1997
i November 17, 1998
i 2002
i August 30, 2005
i 2005 Released more than 10 years after its recording
i March 15, 2007
i 2007
i 2009 Live
Released more than 10 years after its recording
i 2011
i July 3, 2020

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January 4, 1929 First recording on May 10, 1928
First release
November 2, 1946
May 1949
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1961 Live
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April 10, 1974 Medley
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April 18, 1983
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October 8, 1996
June 23, 1998
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October 31, 2000 Released more than 10 years after its recording
December 2001
September 9, 2003
November 15, 2005
2005 Live
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July 2006
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July 31, 2007
2007
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February 5, 2008 Medley
September 23, 2008
December 9, 2008
March 10, 2009
2009
September 21, 2010
November 2010
June 23, 2011 Acoustic
2011
November 5, 2013
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November 19, 2014
August 11, 2015
2016
January 11, 2019

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i February 1954
i 1956
i 1962
i May 1963
i September 1963
i 1963
i 1963
i August 1964
i September 1964
i January 1966
i May 1966
i August 1966
i 1967
i 1969
i 1970
i 1971
i 1972
i 1972
i 1974
i April 29, 1976
i August 1, 1979
i 1985
i 1989
i 1992 Medley
i 1994 Acoustic
i 1997
i 2000 Released more than 10 years after its recording
Acoustic
i July 10, 2004
i 2004
i 2006
i 2010
i September 23, 2016
i May 2017
i December 21, 2018 Live
Released more than 10 years after its recording
i 2018
i April 12, 2019

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1942 First release
1958
1958 Live
Medley
1958
January 1960
August 1960 Live
1960
September 1961 Editor's cover song pick
1963
January 1964
1964 Live
1969
1973
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1992
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written by instrumental

Title Performer Release date Info
i December 1961 First recording on November 17, 1961
First release
i 1962