The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #142469 Message #3292019
Posted By: Vic Smith
18-Jan-12 - 06:24 AM
Thread Name: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Subject: RE: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
..... trawling through the tapes in the School of Scottish Studies in Edinburgh is a real eye opener!
Like, for example, the famed Scottish traditional singer who sang My Pittenwean Jo for a SoSS collector. When asked where she had learned it from, she asserted "Fae ma granny."
The recently deceased John Watt, who wrote the song, told me that his delight that the song had been passed off as traditional outweighed his annoyance that the song had not been properly accredited.