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Thread #94959   Message #1842738
Posted By: Scrump
25-Sep-06 - 07:43 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Widdecombe Fair (Show of Hands)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Widdecombe Fair (Show of Hands)
This is Steve Knightley's own interpretation of the traditional song - by that I don't mean it's the same song at all, but that he has written his own story based around the original song's lyrics, and provided his own tune. The song is completely different from the original, he just used the latter as a basis for his.

There isn't much similarity between the two songs at all, apart from Steve acknowledging the original song in the last few lines of his song. The trad song is usually viewed as a funny song about a group of country folk (whether or not it originated that way), whereas Steve's song is a bit darker and more dramatic. I think his is a great song and liked it immediately when I heard it the very first time (and sing it myself sometimes too).

To GUEST,Jiggers: maybe some of us don't think it's wrong to post the lyrics here, but I'm not sure whether Steve would agree, especially as you haven't attributed the lyrics to him ;-)