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Thread #73318   Message #3873005
Posted By: Tradsinger
21-Aug-17 - 05:28 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Cadgwith Anthem
Subject: RE: Origins: Cadgwith Anthem
Here's a real anorak question for you. I was in the Cadgwith Cove Inn last Friday and heard the brilliant singing from the locals, including "The Robber's Retreat". They definitely sang "...the beauty of Kashmire" in the chorus, whereas the 1956 and 1970s recordings both have "... the beautiful Kashmire". I bought a CD of their singing (made in 2008 - excellent) and that too has " of..." So sometime between the 1970s and 2008 they changed the lyric. I am wondering when and why. Was it the influence of the folk revival?

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