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GeorgeH lines that show up in different songs (23) RE: lines that show up in different songs 25 Jul 01


It's not just lines, it's whole verses . . So-called "floating verses". I'm sure Malcolm Douglas can come up with excellent examples . . his memory seems better than mine.

Then there the songs which deliberately use the titles of other songs . . "Midnight on the Water" (as sung by Waterson/Carthy) is probably the best known of these at the moment, but Peggy Seeger had a magnificent song of this type many years ago . .

As far as I can tell they originate on both sides of the Atlantic.

G.


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