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Thread #10476   Message #3930399
Posted By: GUEST,Martin
11-Jun-18 - 08:12 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Westerly Winds/Now Westlin Winds (Burns)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Westerly Winds/Now Westlin Winds (Burns)
I found another mentioning of "the Air 'Rattling Guns'" for the melody in a recorded performance of Westlin Winds by The Voice Squad. Someone above cited the same by "Phil Callery & The Long Wave Band" - well, Phil is member of The Voice Squad as well.

To add to the confusion: John Moulden here suggests the name "Rattling Guns" might itself have resulted from a distortion of the first line of "Westlin Winds"... (if I understand that correctly).

However, he also refers to Len Graham, wo can be found singing the song to a tune quite similar to Gaughans variant.

But I could not find any notes to an air "Rattlings Guns" online.