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Posted By: Jim Dixon
23-Sep-14 - 12:41 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Scarlet and the Blue
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Scarlet and the Blue
I too am skeptical of the attribution to Blockley.

For one thing, Blockley seems to be known as a composer, not a lyricist.

WorldCat.org lists at least 50 pieces composed by him; nearly all of them identify a different person as lyricist. Of the few remaining, I haven't been able to verify that any have lyrics at all--they seem to be instrumental pieces.

So if Blockley had anything to do with this song, it seems most likely he composed music to go with someone else's lyrics--or maybe somebody made up words to go with one of his tunes.