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Posted By: GUEST,Pete Sumner
06-Dec-07 - 11:17 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: fiddler's green - different version
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fiddler's green - different version
Although he can speak for himself...John wrote the version of Fiddler's Green that most folks know back in either 1967 or '68...
He can tell many tales regarding the spurious 'origins' of the song.....one from Roy Bailey, who, after hearing the song sung in a club somewhere in North America, was pleased to tell the singer that he (Roy) knew the writer. The singer snapped back that John couldn't have written it as he learned it from his father many years ago....After hearing this, John smiled and said that he assumed the father must have had a copy of one of his albums...

There is a new version that John is singing around the clubs.....

another thread...

On a related topic....John can be seen playing the squeeze box in a photograph of the original Grimsby Morris Men circa 1967 on the front page of the web site.
This year is their 40th anniversary...congratulations to them..

Peter Sumner