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Thread #56389   Message #887302
Posted By: Mark Cohen
10-Feb-03 - 10:13 PM
Thread Name: .the Ian Campbell Folk Group
Subject: RE: .the Ian Campbell Folk Group
Maybe one of you fine folks can answer this question for me. My first post on Mudcat was to ask about a song I'd heard in the past, that turned out to be Ian Campbell's "Apprentice Song." I had the tune and part of the words in my memory, and had written other words for it. Does anybody know, though, if the tune had another source? It sounds like it may originally have been a hymn tune. However, I wouldn't be surprised if it had been newly crafted to have that sound.

My query resulted in a fascinating discussion about old tools and such. If anyone's interested, you can find it here. And thanks, Roger, for giving us the name of the gasworks. My first home when I lived in Seattle was within view of Gasworks Park, which had been the site of the municipal gasworks but now is a lovely green expanse at the north end of Lake Union, with some of the massive old equipment painted in bright primary colors.