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Thread #28611 Message #2443409
Posted By: GUEST,Hugh Caldwell
17-Sep-08 - 04:22 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Claudy Banks/Where are the Claudy Banks?
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Claudy Banks/Where are the Claudy Banks?
While there is a Claudy in Scotland, it is not particularly close to the Clyde (of which Claudy could possibly be a corruption). The song does not seem very Scottish in style though. After much searching through gazetteers, the likeliest I could come up with was the river Cleddau (Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire) in "the little England on the further side of Wales, which does at least have a signifcant seafaring tradition.