Mudcat Café message #514100 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36808   Message #514100
Posted By: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
25-Jul-01 - 06:51 AM
Thread Name: ADD: The Big Hewer (Ewan MacColl)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The big hewer
I think I'm right (there's always a first time) that MacColl took memorable phrases and sentences from the recorded ordinary people to spark off or weave into the lyrics of the radio ballads.If you can't afford the full Ballads ,the Big Hewer appears on one of his other records, possibly the Angry Muse?
RtS (not at home, can't check)