The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #99243 Message #1975275
Posted By: Blowzabella
21-Feb-07 - 04:59 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Buried alive - is this story true?
Subject: RE: Origins: Buried alive - is this story true?
Just going back to my earlier post - Tim (Laycock) says in his notes for the song 'Florence Wyndham' on album 'Fine Colours' "This song has haunted me ever since I first heard it sung by its author, Phil Hewett, at the Hoddeson Folk Club, cica 1979. The story comes from Watchet in Somerset. Lady Florence Wyndham became ill and fell into a coma in 1559, was presumed dead and buried in the family vault in St Decuman's Church. But that night ..." (Words and music Phil Hewett)
(It is a brilliant version, by the way - just Tim's vocals, accompanied by Robin Jeffrey (of New Scorpion Band) on theorbo.