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Thread #28934 Message #363852
Posted By: GUEST,Lou Killen
27-Dec-00 - 12:18 AM
Thread Name: William Main Doerflinger 1909-2000
Subject: RE: William Main Doerflinger 1909-2000
Thank's Dan, for the personal post. It's good to see the tributes here at Mudcat. Sandy Paton is very right, he was a true and gentle man. At one of the NY Pinewoods Week-ends some year's ago I had some CD's for sale, among them "Sailors, Ships & Chanteys" on which is "The Leaving of Liverpool". Bill was there and I had to apologise profusely for my sleeve notes regarding the song. I had stated that it had been collected by Alan Lomax, from a Captain Tayleur (who, by chance, was also living in Sailor's Snug Harbor on Staten Island). I realized my error immediately I read the sleeve notes AFTER they had been printed and the CD's duplicated. He just smiled and said, "...as long as you sing the words I collected, then I'll know where you got it from." A true and generous gentleman. May he rest in peace.