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Thread #118125   Message #4098262
Posted By: GUEST,Anne Lister sans cookie
18-Mar-21 - 05:47 PM
Thread Name: Anonyma rides again (briefly)-Lister & McLaughlin
Subject: RE: Anonyma rides again (briefly)-Lister & McLaughlin
I like the notion of "necroposting"!
This post comes at a good moment. I've just been responding to someone who wants to record "Icarus" but with their own version of my words, which, to be frank, make a complete mess of the song (I'm being polite here). I've had to say something I've never had to say before, in my 50+years of songwriting, which is that if they don't record my lyrics (supplied) they can't record my song. The folk process and muting is one thing, complete re-writing of some verses is another thing entirely. So thank you for remembering, and for learning the songs.

Both Mary and I have websites ( and and have pursued individual careers with more songs and recordings. I'll put in a plug for Mary and say that she has a song recorded in lockdown called "Sanctuary" which is raising funds for refugees. Not sure if we'll be able to any further Anonyma tours, but we may record together again some time.