Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Old Vermin Where do your songs, tunes come from? (19) RE: Where do your songs, tunes come from? 27 Sep 10

What seems to happen is that something I've come across in a pub or session or concert very often turns out have a source in a book or a recording.

The couple of examples from the last week or so are the Beggar's Song, which I've heard live a few times, finding it later on a Belshazzars Feast CD and probably from Gammar Gurton's Needle via Steeleye; and Alfred Noyes The Highwayman. A woman sang this very well - dramatic without being melodramatic - yesterday, I knew I'd heard mention of it recently and in today's Guardian paper is mention of the late Don Partridge having sung an arrangement of it.

There is stuff I only ever hear in particular places though.

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.