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Thread #58481   Message #3226526
Posted By: MGM·Lion
21-Sep-11 - 06:57 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Turpin Hero / Turpin's Valour
Subject: RE: Origins: Turpin Hero / Turpin's Valour
BTW ~~ no-one seems to have remarked that Roy's version {ex Hamer?} is sung to different tune from the, perhaps better known[?] O Rare Turpin version. It is the latter which comes in the play I mention that I have just reviewed on this forum under title "Review: Turpin play with songs".

Might interest Roy & others to know that, when I lectured on English Folksong for the British Council in Beijing and Guilin in 1989, based at Beijing Language University who made me a member of their English Faculty & actually paid me a salary {!}, the first song I sang at a mixed-music-genres concert at the University my first night there [in at the deep end] was the version I had learned from Roy. Though nowadays I more often sing the other.