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Thread #22273   Message #3477812
Posted By: Deneb
10-Feb-13 - 06:39 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Road to Clady
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Road to Clady
Hi everyone,

once again, this website provided me with useful insights!

I've just bought a copy of Peter Bellamy's "Fair England's Shore" (so great!), I was listening to cd 1 and... his "Dogger Bank" sounded just like a song I knew! So I searched my memory... And yes, it reminded me of a song I learnt years ago from an Irish lady, "Road to Clady". Wow.
What I found on Mudcat seems to confirm my first impressions, but this thread on "Road to Clady" is a bit less comprehensive than the one on "Bachgen Bach o Dincar" (or "The Bigler's Crew", or whatever else is the title one prefers), for which reason I would like to gather some additional info, if possible: do you think the two tunes are actually the same one? Which one came first, and which one took the same tune and adapted it to different lyrics?

Many thanks and greetings from Oxfordshire!