Mudcat Café message #3899789 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #90963   Message #3899789
Posted By: Speedwell
15-Jan-18 - 11:00 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Fakenham Fair
Subject: RE: Origins: Fakenham Fair
My gut feeling is that Peter Bellamy wrote Fakenham Fair. I have nothing credible to base that on however. Reference has been made to his "wicked sense of humour",though, and as someone already pointed out Fakenham and faking 'em (fair and square) could be an indicator of what he (possibly) did here - almost as if "owning up to it" in the title for all to see.I have the greatest respect for PB as a folksinger and writer (Transports tomorrow). Whatever the truth may be it's a fine song and IMHO better to have it than not. Thanks Pete.