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Thread #40414   Message #3917697
Posted By: Gallus Moll
16-Apr-18 - 03:02 PM
Thread Name: ADD: Silver Darlings (various)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Silver Darlings (Bob Halfin, Jim McLean)
Thanks Guest 16 April 12.55 - that had not occurred to me! I imagine there are many parodies (?) in existence eg for amateur dramatic group pantomimes etc? Folk songs even- - so many borrowed tunes!

As for 'Last Vango in Harris' - it was very specific, about a single event (which did not in the end actually happen)and those that vaguely recall it are not 100% certain it was much more than the title and intro -- tho' I have a gut feeling with that title there must be a mention of camping somewhere?
I might have to head for Tarbert, Harris and start quizzing everybody over a certain age --- think I'll contact the castle too, the estate became a community buyout enabled by the current owner, and the castle a hotel I think, probably employing many locals --

I knew Allan Law who apparently composed the words - but I never heard him sing it in Argyll -- - (or maybe I wisnae there the time(s) he did?!
Think it is like the Ballad of The Torrey Canyon, of its time and place - --
Anyone who has contact with Lewis / Harris 'folkies from the mid '70s please ask! (and let me know---!!!!)