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Thread #58342 Message #3182195
Posted By: GUEST,Gazza from Oz
06-Jul-11 - 12:44 AM
Thread Name: Obit: what happened to Shag Connor?
Subject: RE: Obit: what happened to Shag Connor?
Hi all. I first heard "The Cotswolds" on a jukebox in a pub in Tasmania in the early 1980s & it blew me away. When I returned home to Canberra, I asked one of the local record stores to get a copy of the single for me, which they did. I almost wore it out & copied it to a cassette tape. Sadly, the 45 went missing many years ago & the tape is now badly distorted. I've been after a good copy of the song for years & my sister recently purchased a 45rpm single from the US for me & also arranged for an mp3 version to be taken from it. It's great, & it's clearly the late great Shag Connors, but it is a slightly different version from the version on the old 45 that I had. I listened to the tape & on my old version there is a harmonica at the beginning & Shag yodels before any of the lyrics commence. Can anyone shed any light on the origins of the two different versions?