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Thread #144056   Message #3330349
Posted By: Hoblander
28-Mar-12 - 06:58 PM
Thread Name: ADD: King of the Ditch Diggers (Graeme Miles)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: King of Ditch Diggers
Young Buchan or Derek
I haven't been able to find the verse you quote part of, but I will see Graeme next week and ask him if he remembers it.If he does I will post it here and in the Lyric Add thread. As I mentioned he did do a lot of revising of songs. What Graeme defines as the final versions of songs now, differs a lot from the originals. Along the Guisborough Road in Songscapes is a good example of the final printed version being so different to the 60's version. And of course what the folk process does to the originals, and what folks " remember". There are even instances when individuals have written their own verses because they felt the song was incomplete or too short. I don't think Graeme has ever written an incomplete song, and if it was short he intended it to be short.