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Thread #49741   Message #1035984
Posted By: GUEST,Philippa
15-Oct-03 - 06:53 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: When First unto This Country (Lee Valley
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When First I came into this Country
I have typed out the words of the song requested and added it to a thread which includes another version of the same song, O'Reilly from the County Cavan

It's a coincidence that the request which begins the thread you are presently reading is for a recording by an Irish band (which specialises in American Old-timey music). The O'Reilly song is very different. As for the American song, I believe I first learned it from a recording by Ian Tyson and Sylvia Fricker, though I also recall Mike Seeger singing it (with autoharp if I recall correctly). As a youngster, I learned many songs from a couple of anthology recordings of folk music, mainly American, issued by Vanguard Records and by Electra ("The Folk Box"). They were a good introduction to a wide spectrum of traditional music. If either of these collections have been re-issued on CD, I'd like to know.