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Thread #31031   Message #2714747
Posted By: GUEST,kenny
02-Sep-09 - 01:57 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Braw Sailin' on the Sea
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Braw Sailin' On The Sea
Disappointing that no-one's pointed out above that it was Tony Cuffe [ RIP ] who sang the song with "Ossian", and I'm 99% certain that the melody used was Tony's own. "Ord's Bothy Ballads" was a great source for Tony, and he saved several good songs from obscurity by re-working the lyrics and putting them to his own tunes.I'm sure I still have a recording of him singing "Braw Sailin'" at one of the Aberdeen Folk Clubs in the early 1970s, years before he joined "Ossian". Credit where it's due, please, people.