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Posted By: GUEST,John Hill
28-Mar-01 - 08:51 AM
Thread Name: What is a Folk Song?
Subject: RE: What is a Folk Song?
I once heard Peggy Seegar being interviewed on the (BBC) radio. She said that she once phoned Ewan McColl in 1952 and said she needed a new song to perform that evening. He wrote a song while they were talking on the phone and she wrote down the words and performed it that night. The song was "The first time ever I saw your face"
Ewan McColl's real name of course was James Miller.. does anyone know how he was called at home?... when did he become "Ewan McColl"?