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Thread #94062   Message #3419629
Posted By: Charley Noble
14-Oct-12 - 09:50 AM
Thread Name: Origins: The Clipper (Peter Bellamy)
Subject: RE: Origins: The Clipper (Peter Bellamy)

So it would be "Tardif" with one "f" or "ff"?

I did send an e-mail as suggested by Sandra to the Australian bookseller to clarify the spelling, the date and name of the newspaper clipping.

Wonder if Kathleen Tardif was familiar with the poetry of C. Fox Smith?

I certainly agree that many of these vintage nautical poems spring to new life when they are adapted to singing. Bob Zentz (Scuttle Bob above) is very fond of the Peter Bellamy setting for this poem.

Charley Noble