The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #151603   Message #3540725
Posted By: Brian Peters
23-Jul-13 - 07:14 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sir Patrick Spens (from Peter Bellamy)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Peter Bellamy's Sir Patrick Spens
The very same 'Sir Patrick Spens' that was the subject of a volcanic Bellamy rant, in the last year of his life, on having been informed that MacColl had quite possibly composed the tune himself, rather than hearing it from his father. I can still hear him roaring "That fucking Marxist lied to us!", as we strolled along the cliff at Whitby - though at the same time Peter was a great admirer of MacColl.