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Thread #95097   Message #3289259
Posted By: Vic Smith
12-Jan-12 - 09:02 AM
Thread Name: Ewan MacColl's trousers
Subject: RE: Ewan MacColl's trousers
LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT EWAN MacCOLL - A Series - No. 612

There was some discussion on this board some while ago about a public debate on folk song matters that took place around the year 1966 and that two of the panellists, Bob Davenport and Ewan MacColl became very heated with one another. This much is not disputed; opinions then divulge as to whether the incident ended in blows or not.
I am here to assert that violence did take place but before the fisticuffs there was - as often happens in these cases - a trading of insults. When Mr. MacColl became heated, he reverted to a provocative Caledonian form of expression, saying, "Ye bluddy wee Geordie toerag! Ah'll knock yer bluddy lights oot." To which Mr. Davenport retorted:-

Yea? Ewan whose army?