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Thread #5691   Message #32646
Posted By: Bob Bolton
16-Jul-98 - 01:46 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Gardener (from The House Band)
Subject: RE: LYR clarification: The Gardener by House Band
G'day Kiwi,

I see that this version has slippit a wee bit awa' frae the Scots. Like a lot of music that has regained currency in England since the folk revival, it doesn't rhyme too well with an English pronunciation ... especially 'next' with 'breast', where formerly we had 'neist' and 'breist'.

I just post this as a penance for over-energetically suggesting that the Irish occasionally pinch songs from elsewhere. The Poms certainly did a bit of that in the 50s and 60s.


Bob Bolton