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Thread #66703   Message #3263526
Posted By: Folkiedave
25-Nov-11 - 06:11 PM
Thread Name: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
Subject: RE: Gulp! Ewan MacColl - Scottish or Not?
I rarely post on Mudcat now but factual errors need to be corrected.

The buxom Scottish lass you refer to was Irene Watt. She did not refer to the song in the terms you suggest. She is well aware of the origins of the song.

I checked it at the time because someone else told me that. It wasn't true then that she thought it was traditional and it isn't true now.

Type Irene Watt into Google - she is the Aberdeen one that comes up. Also Tide of Change.