Mudcat Café message #826434 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
14-Nov-02 - 08:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sheath and Knife
Subject: RE: Sheath and Knife
Gordeanna sings a standard version. MacColl, typically, just had to have something different, and from as obscure a source as possible. There is no point at all in speculating on the possible meaning of the text he used -if we can't agree that the transcription John quoted is definitive- unless someone is able to produce the Dalhousie MS text that MacColl claimed to have used as the major source of his collation.