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Thread #95588   Message #1863660
Posted By: Lighter
19-Oct-06 - 06:14 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Whaler's Lament / Whalerman's Lament
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Whaler's Lament
Lloyd's notes don't mention that he almost unquestionably rewrote both poems and set them to his own tunes.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

I don't believe either lyric has ever been collected from genuine tradition. Whether they were ever actually sung before Huntingdon printed them in the 1960s is moot.