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Thread #53006   Message #3053547
Posted By: Tootler
14-Dec-10 - 04:01 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Ilkey Moor Batat, What does it mean?
Subject: RE: Origins: Ilkey Moor Batat, What does it mean?
Dave Hanson,

I was aware of its shortcomings, but it was the best I could find after about a half hour's search on You Tube which was about all the time I felt I wanted to give as it was well after midnight at the time and I was ready for bed. Everything else I looked at was much worse. It's not so much that verses are missing but they have combined verses together to compress the song, presumably to meet the constraints of recording studio availability. It still lasts nearly four minutes.

It may not be perfect, but it's better than nothing and for someone who is not familiar with the song, it at least gives them an idea. If you have a link to a better version, then how about posting it.