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Anglo Lyr Req: Anathea (from Judy Collins) (79* d) RE: Lyr Req: Anathea (from Judy Collins) 28 Feb 13


I revive this thread as I just sat within 10' of Judy Collins as she sang Anathea, as part of a retrospective concert set she did at Folk Alliance Toronto. She attributed it to the Lydia Wood mentioned above in this thread, but not in a way that indicated that she knew who she was. I spoke to her very briefly about this as she was on her way out, saying I thought A.L. Lloyd had translated it from the Hungarian, but she seemed more interested in leaving (in all fairness she had spent quite a while signing autographs and stuff backstage, and not everyone is as interested in song origins as I am).

Like some others who posted above, I would like to know who Lydia Wood is. As I said long ago (in another thread, I think), whenever the phrase "misty mountains" comes up in a folk song, you can put your money on Bert's hand being there. And with the British-based singers' attribution of the song to Lloyd, I can only assume that someone ripped it off for the US copyright.

I know Judy Collins to be generous with copyright - many years ago she learned a song from Lou Killen (it might have been Tarwathie), and attributed it to Trad. Arr. Collins/Killen. The first Lou knew about it was when the check came in the mail.


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