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Posted By: Jim Carroll
20-Dec-14 - 02:44 PM
Thread Name: New book - Legacies of Ewan MacColl
Subject: RE: New book - Legacies of Ewan MacColl
Back in the seventies, some poor soul, obviously in need of care and protection, walked into the Singers Club and handed Ewan and Peggy a beautiful, leather-bound, 9 volume set of the first edition of Child's first selection of 'The English and Scottish Ballads'
At the end of the evening, Ewan announced that a jury would be selected and the books would go as a prize for the best song written that year.
John Pole (the bastard) won it with his 'Punch and Judy'
Jim Carroll