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Thread #111362   Message #2563412
Posted By: GUEST,Austin Pollard
10-Feb-09 - 10:35 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Pendle, oh Pendle / Old Pendle
Subject: RE: Origins: Pendle, oh Pendle / Old Pendle
Thanks Malcolm, Interesting. If you mean the 'The Unfortunate Rake' aka 'St James Infirmary' I see what you mean - there are a lot of variations on that tune. Hmmm.

But I'm probably just being anal about it!

Thing is, I'm from Pendle, and as this is one of the few songs that mention Pendle it's one of the ones people always ask for in the Pub round there.

So there I was in deepest Hampshire at Halloween a couple of years ago playing it in a local folk club (it's a really fun-to-play melodeon tune): someone pipes up 'that's the same tune as ...'. It's been niggling me ever since ...