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GUEST,Big Mick Lyr Req: Mary and the Seal (Bill Gallaher) (18) RE: Lyr Req: Mary and the Seal by Bill Gallagher 20 Sep 07


Bill sent me his songbook and his notes some years ago. When I get home I will look up the exact words in it. I see a couple of spots that I believe are wrong, but I haven't sung this beautiful song since Karen Kobela and I did it at the Getaway a couple of years back. I think I will add it back into my band's sets.

Bill Gallaher is a jewel of a songwriter. I do a number of his songs. Ever hear "Shadow Boats"? I also do a song he wrote about an old IWW organizer called "Ginger Goodwin". I sang that one at Jean Ritchie's last year.

I love this man's work.

All the best,

Mick


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