The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2173 Message #2600724
Posted By: Steve Gardham
30-Mar-09 - 04:43 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Poverty Knock
Subject: RE: Origins: Poverty Knock
Everyone connected with Tommy in the 60s is of the opinion he wrote at least most of it himself. There are different versions because Tommy gave the song to different people at different times and sang it slighly different each time. There are at least 2 recordings of him singing it, one by the Hudlestons can be heard at Sheffield University Library, and the other by Tony Green at Leeds University Library. It has been published many times. Neither recording was available to us to be used when we wanted a recording for the YG website so we asked the next best person, Mick Haywood of Batley who learnt it directly from Tommy, as with all of the other TD songs we have on the website.