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Posted By: Jim Carroll
25-May-08 - 04:08 PM
Thread Name: Scarborough Fair
Subject: RE: Scarborough Fair
Irishenglish,
I wonder did Carthy attribute it to retired lead-miner Mark Anderson, from whom that particular version came.
Too often, for my liking, the source of the song is forgotten in the wrangle about 'Carthy's', 'S&Gs' or whoever's version - which, of course, in itself, is pretty meaningless as it is part of a centuries old chain.
Jim Carroll