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Thread #25445   Message #2094655
Posted By: GUEST,doc.tom
05-Jul-07 - 09:48 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Firing the Mauretania
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Firing the Mauretania
"from the Redd Sullivan version on an LP his dad had."

That'll be the Martin Winsor/Redd Sullivan LP 'Troubadour Folk'. Just for the record, Redd often used to say he 'collected' it - in conversation he'd admit to writing it, or rather, to it coalesing in his brain! He was a stoker, the song is autobiographical. Great singer, and a phenominally knowledgeable man. I remember him singing 'I Live In Trafalgar Square', 'We Don't Know No-one What Don't Want No Nine Inch Nails' and other similar. I had my version of 'Bitter Withy' from him too.

Anyone remember other bits of his repertoire?