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Thread #167789   Message #4050785
Posted By: GUEST
06-May-20 - 06:23 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: farewell farewell (Richard Thompson)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: farewell farewell (Richard Thompson)
Thanks, Ake. I've just consulted the two Patrick Humphries books, the biographies of Fairport Convention and of Richard Thompson. Humphries confirms that RT got the air from the Sweeney's Men album: 'rotten words, great tune' was how Richard described it. He also felt his own words were too personal. Do you have the tune now? I could transcribe it for you from the Fairport songbook.