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GUEST,Hootenanny New Book: Folk Song in England (2094* d) RE: New Book: Folk Song in England 18 Jul 18


Re Jim's post at 01.19, The correct name is Charlie Coutts an Aberdonian friend of mine who lived in Budapest, married to a Hungarian lady Erzy I think was her name. Charlie Coutts and I worked alongside each other at the Malcolm Nixon Agency in London for a while. While living in Budapest he could be heard on short wave radio on Thursday nights spouting party propaganda. Knowing Charlie as well as I did I wonder if he believed in what he was preaching. He was great company always up for a laugh. He told me once that he sang "Love is Pleasing" on radio in Hungary translating it into the local language but he didn't get it quite right, it translated as
"But as you grow older
The love hole grows colder
And fades away
Like the morning dew".      

He was a great guy, we went one night to an all nighter at the Alexandra Palace which featured that well known folk group the Rolling Stones which ended by me taking the Hungarian ambassador's daughter back to the embassy that night. I made my excuses and left

My apologies for the thread drift I just wanted to correct the name and got carried away.


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