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Thread #10886 Message #2831209
Posted By: MGM·Lion
05-Feb-10 - 09:44 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Katy Cruel History/Info???
Subject: RE: Origins: Katy Cruel History/Info???
Sandy Paton often sang this during his time in London 1959 during which he became a close friend. I have been singing it ever since: was always particularly popular at Sawston folk club near Cambridge which I ran late60s-early70s. The 'Oh that I was' verse served always as chorus. Both the lilt of the tune & the relationship to I Know Where I'm Going have always suggested Irish origin to me.