The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #75266   Message #1319747
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
07-Nov-04 - 03:03 PM
Thread Name: Joe Heaney version of 'Capt. Wedderburn'
Subject: RE: Joe Heaney version of 'Capt. Wedderburn'
Joe Heaney's text is transcribed in the MacColl/Seeger interviews at Musical Traditions:

Joe Heaney: Interview transcript - part 8: The Remaining Songs

Scroll down nearly to the bottom of the page. I don't think I've heard Heaney's rendition, but Alec Foster of Belfast had a similar set, including Melchisedec (Hugh Shields (rec) Folk Ballads from Derry and Donegal, Leader LEA 4055, 1972).

I ought to have said a rather than the relevant passage, since, as Brian's link shows, the man also appears in Genesis and (briefly) in Psalms.