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GUEST,raymond greenoaken ADD/Origins: Yarmouth Town (58* d) RE: ADD/Origins: Yarmouth Town 04 Sep 15

So what are we saying here, exactly? That Peter Bellamy "wrote", or confected the song he called Yarmouth Town?—the evidence being that it has no known traditional antecedents, that he claimed to collect it from an informant whose name is a suggestive echo of his own, and whom nobody else seems to remember, and that, having disavowed any intellectual ownership of the song, declined to claim any royalties on its subsequent recording by other artistes, even by Planxty. And that much the same can be said about Fakenham Fair?

If only....!

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