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Thread #56447   Message #1514112
Posted By: Roberto
02-Jul-05 - 07:52 AM
Thread Name: DTStudy: Captain Ward
Subject: RE: DTStudy: Captain Ward
You're right, Malcolm. Some information was already given in my post, but not to every recording. The first four recordings are all based on the tune that Ewan MacColl said to have learned from his father. Then there are three that come from Ralp Vaughan Williams' collecting in Norfolk. In the book Bushes and Briars, Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams, edited by Roy Palmer, there is the staff notation and the text to Ward the Pirate. The notes add that "this was also sung by Mr John Bayley of King's Lynn", etc: I don't know if this mean that Mr John Bayley is the singer of the song in the book, or if there is another version, beside the one in the book, that Vaughan Wiliams also collected. The last recording I think should be considered of a source version, by Cyril Poacher. I'm sorry I couldn't find Dave Burland's recording (but I'm still after it). R