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Thread #107784   Message #2238597
Posted By: GUEST,Neil D
17-Jan-08 - 01:48 PM
Thread Name: Composers 'stealing' folk themes
Subject: RE: Composers 'stealing' folk themes
Christy Moore put a Bobby Sands poem, "The Voyage", to the tune of Gordon Lightfoot's "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" resulting in the song "Back Home in Derry". He said he thinks Mr. Lightfoot likely got the "aire" from somewhere else. Does anyone know if this is so and what the earlier tune might be?