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Thread #73129   Message #1960822
Posted By: GUEST
08-Feb-07 - 03:38 AM
Thread Name: Ewan MacColl's Japanese tune?
Subject: RE: Ewan MacColl's Japanese tune?
Never noticed the 'Japanese' nature of Schoolday's End, though MacColl did take his inspiration for tunes from all over the place; his 'Joy of Living' for instance, is a straight lift from a Sicilian song.
While I don't think he chose a specific tune, I know his 'Ballad of Ho Chi Mhin was deliberately composed to suit the subject.
Jim Carroll