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Posted By: GUEST,Ewan McVicar
12-Mar-03 - 04:29 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Three Nights and a Sunday (Matt McGinn)
Subject: RE: Help: Three nights and a Sunday double time
Good ones, Jim.
I never spotted the 'Left My Baby' into 'Coorie Doon' transmogrification.
Vigilante Man is fascinating too. Now, what tune did Guthrie use for that? High On A Mountain which I've heard sung by a singer with a wondrous name - something like Ola Belle Reed - springs to mind.

The closest I have thought of yet for Three Nights is Wee Gallus Bloke, but I feel there ought to be a closer one. In the original of this by the way Josh Shaw does not sing 'factory lassies', he sings 'hairy pie'.

I now and then wonder how much Harry Lauder raided traditional tunes for his compositions.
Best regards
Ewan