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Thread #72261 Message #3720835
Posted By: GUEST
03-Jul-15 - 05:12 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Culloden Moor.
Subject: RE: Origins: Culloden Moor.
Lovely song, Jim. I know it's been popular. Obviously a different work on the related theme. The problem is all these songs that have similar titles "Drumossie" "Culloden" "Culloden Moor"... and of course when people write instrumentals about the Battle of Culloden they give them similar titles as well. My father wrote a hackneyed pot boiler of a song for the Tartan Lads called "Bonnie Charlie".. think of how many Charlie songs or arrangements of trad. songs are around with that one.
It can be a nightmare trying to correctly attribute works, which is why many people just stick trad. on them. Not that anybody much bothers on youtube or downloads - songwriters are mostly forgotten on credits.