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Bearheart Origin: (I'm) A Man You Don't Meet Every Day (89* d) RE: Origin: (I'm) A Man You Don't Meet Every Day 06 Sep 20


In the mid-late 80s Sheila and Belle Stewart and Sheila's son Ian came to the Augusta Heritage Arts Workshops to teach at Scottish Week. Ian taught piping and the all contributed to the song classes. It was wonderful.

During that workshop they did say that it was Sheila's grandfather that had the song; I am pretty sure they credited him with authoring it too, but that was a long time ago and the cassette tapes I made of their songs and lectures have long ago self destructed. It's possible that perhaps he simply added verses to an existing song? Many people in that family have been great song writers.

It is a shame that the few things they recorded are not really available anymore (or at least I have not been able to find them. I am pretty sure there was an LP someone recorded that also included her sister(s), but I have not been able to locate it.

Sheila was not only a fine singer; she was one of the kindest people I have known, and I have fond memories of that week, and other times spent with her at Augusta.


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