Mudcat Café message #2953085 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2173   Message #2953085
Posted By: MGM·Lion
27-Jul-10 - 08:08 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Poverty Knock
Subject: RE: Origins: Poverty Knock
Thread drift, but not too far, re Peter Bellamy's tunes as instanced in Suibhne's post: I once pointed out to him that Susannah's song, "I once lived in service to a lady so fine" in "The Transports", was based closely on "The Fair Maid On The Shore" ~~ a song he insisted he had never heard. But when he asked me to sing him the tune, he agreed he must have heard & forgotten it at some stage and it must have resurfaced as he composed his "lived in service" tune.