Mudcat Café message #2204490 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #106635   Message #2204490
Posted By: Leadfingers
29-Nov-07 - 04:53 AM
Thread Name: Songbooks: Book of lesser known trad. songs?
Subject: RE: Book of lesser known trad. songs?
Ian - Bear in mind Peter Bellamy's story about 'On Board a 98' - the story goes that Pter was browsing the library at C S H and found the song , was impressed , and wondered why he had never heard any one sing it . He found someone to play the dots that were included with the lyric and realised why - The original tune was DIRE , Peter simply took the lyric and set anotther tune to it . Good luck with unearthing some more gems .