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Thread #111362   Message #2563391
Posted By: GUEST,Austin Pollard
10-Feb-09 - 10:07 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Pendle, oh Pendle / Old Pendle
Subject: RE: Origins: Pendle, oh Pendle / Old Pendle
Thanks Malcolm - Ignoring the chorus of "The Rosemary" - listening to the tape, the verse tune sounds pretty nigh on identical to me (and I have been known to play 'old pendle' so I'm pretty familiar with that as well). Still, could just be me...

I'd be interested in knowing if anyone knows of similar (traditional?) tunes predating both these songs. It often happens that we draw on half remembered traditional tunes and phrases when writing songs, only to have some clever b*gger say "Oh that's just like the tune to ..." ;O)

When did Brian write 'Old Pendle'? Anyone have the Blackpool Taverners LP it's on? I'm pretty sure the long-defunct group 'The Pendlefolk' were singing it in 1970 or thereabouts.

Perhaps Burnley Folk Club could help? Alex! Get on the case! ;o))