The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #17065   Message #2688363
Posted By: Steve Gardham
27-Jul-09 - 05:59 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Catch Me If You Can
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Catch Me If You Can
Working on origins of this one at the moment. To my great shame I have not heard any of the Legg family recordings of this song although I have some of their recordings. I have most of the Veteran tapes and some of the CDs but 119 has eluded me. I assume that all of the gorgeous versions on the folk scene in the last 20 years derive from the Legg family. I've never heard anyone sing the 'Wanton Seed' version though 'Wanton Seed' and its 2 followers never had the same influence on the 'Folk Scene' as 'Marrowbones' did.

The Madden broadside by Johnny Pitts has its duplicate in the BL Baring-Gould Collection, and the same title 'The Recreation' occurs in the catalogue of Collard of Bristol but I'm not aware of a survival of this one.