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JWB Origins: Don't Forget Your Old Shipmate (8) RE: Origins: Don't Forget Your Old Shipmate 05 Feb 10

I've obtained Terry's "Salt Sea Ballads" via inter-library loan, and have discovered that Terry learned the melody from his uncle, James Runciman. As usual with the folk process, the way Terry lays out the tune and lyrics is a bit different from what Jim Mageean recorded in 1978, using Terry as his source (as he asserts in an email to me).

I'm going to start another thread to learn if there's a discography of sea music that will confirm that Mageean's recording of the song was the first.

Let me know if you have information on who, besides Mageean, recorded this, and when.



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