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Thread #73318 Message #1270653
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
12-Sep-04 - 10:48 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Cadgwith Anthem
Subject: RE: History behind the Cadgwith Anthem
See, in the DT:
CADGWITH ANTHEM Text and tune. No source specified for either.
BEAUTY OF KASHMIR Much shorter text from a Steeleye Span record. No tune given or previous source named.
COME FILL UP YOUR GLASSES (Robbers) The same short text, this time a bit oddly spelled, from the same Steeleye Span record. No tune given or previous source named.
In the Forum:
Lyr req: Caves/Beauty of Kashmir -includes some speculation on "the beauty of kashmir / cashmere".
Peter Kennedy recorded the song from the Cadgwith Fishermen's Choir in 1953; Steeleye Span appear to have recorded an arrangement based on that, though they don't seem to have bothered to credit their source. Whether it's a particularly old song I don't know, but on the whole I doubt it.