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Thread #90963   Message #3545356
Posted By: GUEST,Blandiver
04-Aug-13 - 04:14 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Fakenham Fair
Subject: RE: Origins: Fakenham Fair
The thoughts that Fakenham Fair and Yarmouth Town are both Bellamy originals is a thrilling one. We know he was especially skilled at composing words & music in the Traditional Idiom (I've always said the best of his Kipling settings are when he wrote the tune himself) which confirms something about the nature of craft of idiomatic Folk Song.

Thing is though, if they were Bellamy originals, I'm sure they would have been better songs!