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GUEST,Ewan McVicar Copyrighting A Traditional Song (49) RE: Copyrighting A Traditional Song 04 Jan 11

More than 'some doubts'. Wild Mountain Thyme is unequivocally based on Robert Tannahill's Braes Of Balquidder, and I've heard an intermediate version between Tannahill's and Francie mcPeake's versions, collected by I think Len Graham from a lady publican in Northern Ireland.
The McPeakes can of course claim under the hoary 'new words and music' category, but they want to claim the lot. Funny how it is the descendents who are assiduous in pursuing the money. Middle Francie was a nice man, I remember meeting and talking about songs with him in about 1958.

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