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Thread #90963   Message #3174273
Posted By: MGM·Lion
21-Jun-11 - 11:33 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Fakenham Fair
Subject: RE: Origins: Fakenham Fair
Just come across this 5-yr-old thread. I think it worth refreshing because ~

~ while interesting on modernity of words and whole 'feel' of the song {Lighter's comments on why he is so sceptical 5 posts back partic cogent IMO}, & how it is surely a 'composed song of fairly recent origin - but of course fits well into the concept of "Mainly Norfolk", the title of Pete's first solo vinyl album while still with YT, where it first appeared as sung by PB ~

~ nothing was said above about the TUNE, which strikes me as original — or anyhow I can't think of another song to this precise air. Am I right about that, or is it a known and identifiable piece of music? If not, then surely a very convincing and appropriate pastiche of the kind of merry waltz to fit the up·&·down of the merry-go-rounds of the sort ref'd in the song which you would have found at that time at the likes of Fakenham Fair, excellently establishing the atmosphere of the narrative.

Any comments on the tune, or any such aspects of the matter?