The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #171888   Message #4158327
Posted By: Uncle Tone
21-Nov-22 - 11:39 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Law In Its Wisdom
Subject: The LawIn Its Wisdom
Has anyone any idea who wrote this song? I've been singing it for years. It was written during the anti-hanging campaign of the early 60s.

I recorded it on a reel-to-reel at a folk concert in Yeovil in 1964. I have no idea who sang it.

It has been suggested that Paul Simon wrote it during his early 60s tour of British folk clubs, but it sounds a bit too British to have been his work.

This version is me on autoharp and vocals and my younger brother Steve on everything else. It is not so much as a folk rock rendering, as a folk meets rock rendering. Steve is not at all a folkie! His background is pub cover bands.

Any genuine help would be appreciated. I always like to credit song writers when I can.