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Thread #64053   Message #1440055
Posted By: GUEST,Xie Kitchen
21-Mar-05 - 07:35 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Sun Shines Fair on Carlisle Wall
Subject: RE: help: '& the lion is the king of all'?
just thought i'd update to say that the song is on Alasdair Roberts new album "No Earthly Man" & in the liner notes it says that it is (as Nerd had said) adapted from Andy Stewarts version for Silly Wizard, though the lyrics in Roberts version are "mostly a composite of three sources.." the Silly Wizard version "Carlisle Wall", on their 1976 self titled LP, .."a version recorded in 1975 by the Aberdeen born singer Lizzie Higgins, & particularly in regard to the final dialogue section, an English version by Shirley Collins on her 1967 Topic Records LP the Sweet Primeroses".

thanks again for the help, & in case anyone is interested Ali Roberts is doing some gigs in the UK & Europe from then end of March to the end of May. dates here: