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Posted By: Folkie
30-Oct-02 - 08:22 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Ilkey Moor Batat, What does it mean?
Subject: RE: Origins: Ilkey Moor Batat, What does it mean?
Sorry Geoff the Duck, the tune is not Welsh. It was composed by Thomas Clark, a shoemaker from Canterbury, who was a prolific writer of hymn tunes in the West Gallery period. Although it has often been used as a tune for While Shepherds, it was earlier associated with a hymn called "Grace tis a charming sound".