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Thread #159218   Message #3772809
Posted By: MGM·Lion
15-Feb-16 - 01:01 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Roy Harris, 9th Feb 2016
Subject: RE: Obit: Roy Harris, 9th Feb 2016
In fairness, the misleading 'specialised in military songs and sea shanties' comment is, from its placing in the sub-head rather than in the body of the obit, probably the gift of a Telegraph subeditor, picking up, as such people will do working under pressure, on the synopsis of McCafferty + the ref to the contributions to the Topic sea-song commpilations (think of all those outside our own charmed·☯ who imagine 'shanty' to mean any song with any sort of maritime overtones!) — and in no way the responsibility of the actual writer of the none-too-bad piece.

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