Mudcat Café message #3930935 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10476   Message #3930935
Posted By: GUEST,Guest
14-Jun-18 - 08:23 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Westerly Winds/Now Westlin Winds (Burns)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Westerly Winds/Now Westlin Winds (Burns)
If we are to exclude Dick from the current singers of the song then it would be hard to find better interpretations than either Phil Callery's or Alan Prior's.
It really is a magical song and I would submit that the sweet and the protest work exceedingly well when in the hands of masters such as above.
Let's not lose sight of the fact that Burns was writing of life as it was and in some areas still is.