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Posted By: Jim Carroll
09-Nov-19 - 01:22 PM
Thread Name: Review: Walter Pardon - Research
Subject: RE: Review: Walter Pardon; Research
In many ways Dick, that was a song that was influenced by outsiders
People praised it to the skies - I don't think I ever saw him sing it publicly without someone requesting it
To me, it's obviously an early music-hall song - not to my taste either, but I'd have never said that to Walter
I can't remember if we ever discussed it with him so I can't honestly say how he regarded it
The difference, I would have thought, was that as a countryman from a farming background he would have judges such a song on its authenticity comared to his own background