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Thread #73318 Message #1592304
Posted By: Jeanie
28-Oct-05 - 03:31 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Cadgwith Anthem
Subject: RE: History behind the Cadgwith Anthem
Les in Chorlton: you are right in remembering "a singer from they parts called Mervyn". You are likely to be thinking of Mervyn Davey (who, I believe, is still in they parts, a Cornish bard and piper, and who published a collection of songs in Cornish). I was part of the resident folk group at Falmouth Folk Club, with Mervyn in it, in the mid to late 1970s, and at that time we were certainly only singing the shorter version. It really is a wonderful, roof-raising song !
Let us be merry :)