Mudcat Café message #1670179 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48317   Message #1670179
Posted By: Bill D
16-Feb-06 - 04:20 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sheath and Knife
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sheath and Knife
Anglo...
"I had always assumed (apparently I assume a lot) that Jean Redpath got it from Helen"

Jean seems to be saying that she was sort of 'made aware' of the depth of the song by Helen, and thus could not avoid the basic feeling and presentation that Helen brought to it, but her pacing and personal interpretation are her own..(and there just aren't many variations in texts). I once complemented Helen on her pacing and 'restraint' in tempo, and she remarked that she was pleased I thought so, as she simply couldn't hurry that story. Jean does similar things, but she doesn't hold/stretch words quite as Helen did.

I'm sure Helen wouldn't mind you doing it again..*smile*...she'd be pleased to have it 'out there' by more people who appreciate it.