The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63902   Message #1041711
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
25-Oct-03 - 03:59 PM
Thread Name: 'Patrick Spens' and 'Hughie Graeme'
Subject: RE: 'Patrick Spens' and 'Hughie Graeme'
If the Fairport Patrick Spens text was based on MacColl's Riverside recording, it was extensively cut and re-written, and material introduced from other sources. Still, it does seem that we can be reasonably certain about the Hughie Graeme tune. Did MacColl say where he got it from? The Riverside series was too early for me.