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Thread #421 Message #1907598
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
12-Dec-06 - 02:25 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Heather Down the Moor (from June Tabor)
Subject: RE: Tabor - Heather Down the Moor
Jon Boden who also sings this set cites Peter Bellamy as his source, who in turn said he got it from Eddie Butcher: ' . . . an Irish version of a song I'm sure they stole from Scotland' said PB. I've never heard anyone take it at such a lick as June Tabor though. Boden takes a whopping 5'31" to get through it.