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Thread #168068   Message #4059464
Posted By: Gordon Jackson
16-Jun-20 - 04:54 AM
Thread Name: Old recording of The Lark in the Morning
Subject: RE: Old recording of The Lark in the Morning
Thanks, I know the Paddy Tunney version, but it's not the one I'm looking for.

I realise, as I write this, that 'version' is ambiguous. It could refer to (1) one recording as opposed to another (say, Paddy Tunney's vs the Arthur's); (2) it could refer to slight differences in words or tune between different renditions (again, PT vs the Arthurs); or (3) it could mean the same or similar words set to completely different tunes (e.g. PT vs Steeleye Span).

So, when I say I know the Paddy Tunney version, I mean that under meanings 1 and 2. The 'version' for which I seek is a meaning 1 version: a different recording (1) of that or a similar set of words and tune (2), but not meaning 3.

I hadn't realised 'version' could have so many different meanings in a single context; a bit like the word 'wicket' in the noble game of cricket, which has at least three different meanings.

Sorry to be so verbose - blame it on the lockdown! And still my search drags on ...