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Thread #2169 Message #3866093
Posted By: GUEST,Guest: Dave Arthur
14-Jul-17 - 01:24 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Admiral Benbow
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Admiral Benbow (from June Tabor)
As far as I know our 1969 Topic recording of Admiral Benbow (We sailed to Virginia and thence to Fayal) was the first recorded version of the song. Predating the Swan Arcade recording by about four years. June Tabor's Topic track on A Cut Above came out eleven years later in 1980. Louis Killen's was also considerably later. Of the several other recordings of the songs none, it seems pre-date 1969. Toni and I had been singing the song from about 1967 before recording it for Topic.