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Thread #18467 Message #2112210
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
26-Jul-07 - 07:57 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Streets of London (Ralph McTell)^^^
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Streets of London
There is an Italian guy who loves Ralph and puts all his lyrics on his website and Ralph is generally supportive of his efforts, I think. there are discussion forums of his many fans - most of whom will help you out with either lyrics or accompaniments.
Ralph is a gentleman - always polite and friendly to other singers and fans, generally approachable. Being a Ralph fan has never been a cheap option though. transatlantic albums cost about ten bob more than a Beatles album way back in the 1960's. Afterwards in the 1970's the transatlantic catalogue was marketed and repackaged remorselessly - apparently none of which generated much income for Ralph.
Since then, I get the impression he is a little more careful about in whose pockets the record royalties end up.
Ralph works tirelessly at his craft and always does his best for his fans. And we begrudge him nothing at all.