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Thread #80264 Message #1462804
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
16-Apr-05 - 04:21 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Witches' Reel (Scots)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Scots Song: 'the witches' reel'
Several websites quote words, but none acknowledge any source so far as I can see. I was hoping that "Drumshanty" might have got them from somewhere that provided an attribution. "Chantan", for example, give a date with their recording of the song but neglect to say anything useful about where they got it and when the tune was added, and by whom. The implication (by omission) is that the tune is 16th century, which seems rather unlikely. Perhaps someone who has the cd (Primary Colours, Culburnie CUL108) could tell us what the copyright details are?