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Thread #89267 Message #1684635
Posted By: akenaton
03-Mar-06 - 08:02 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Sleepytoon / Sleepy Toon (Norman Kennedy)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: (Hiring Fair) Sleepytoon
Hello Jack...I did hear Norman being interviewed on radio some years ago, mention that Jeanie was a friend who influenced his early singing. Although never recording "Sleepytoun", I'm sure she must have known it well.
Sleeve notes on TOPIC 12T133 say the collector Rev. James Duncan was told by a worker at Sleepytoun that he had worked with the author of the song ,one William (poet) Clark who lived in Alford and was "awfu' leern't"
The tune being very common in the North East, is often used for the "Toon o Kelso" and "Battle of Harlaw"??..Ake