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Thread #115263   Message #2704479
Posted By: GUEST,George H
20-Aug-09 - 05:31 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Too Close to the Wind (Stuart Marson)
Subject: RE: Origin: Close to the Wind (Stuart Marson)
I am from the village of Culworth, in Northamptonshire. It's about an 18th or 19th century group called the Culworth gang, who were highwaymen (robbing coaches etc). They were finially betrayed by a fellow gang member, and hanged. This son is based on a letter sent from one of the highwaymen to his wife on his last night alive. Very moving, and a classic Fairport song.