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Thread #18368 Message #410103
Posted By: GUEST,Ewan McVicar
03-Mar-01 - 05:36 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: I Don't Want to Know (John Martyn)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: John Martyn Song
I first knew John in Glasgow when he was still Ian McGeachy - he had to change it to get gigs in London. At that time he always had to play his songs in the same order, as he could not figure out what actual tuning he was in at any time but the start, only how to get from one song to the next. Incidentally, the early song The Gardeners is not his. It was written by Bill Lyons of Boston Mass, I sang it, John got it from me, and the record company would never correct the label!