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Thread #7570   Message #2736276
Posted By: curmudgeon
01-Oct-09 - 08:10 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Johnny Lad / Johnnie Lad
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Lad / Johnnie Lad
I first encountered a variant on the version posted by Jim Dixon sung by the Clancys/Tommy Makem and later heard two versions (slightly different tunes) by Ewan MacColl.

But the more bucolic one that Jim Carroll posted, I first heard on a recording by the Kingston Trio (good rendition, if anglicised) and later by Ewan MacColl. Somewhere I read that the latter version was collected/rediscovered by Hamish Henderson. Memories are not always clear - Tom