The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #145654   Message #4164160
Posted By: Steve Gardham
01-Feb-23 - 04:35 PM
Thread Name: A.L.Lloyd & Sea Chanties
Subject: RE: A.L.Lloyd & Sea Chanties
I may be wrong but I don't think there is anyone left who has any interest in the history and authenticity of the songs who takes anything Bert wrote with anything but a pinch of salt (apologies). So, the question is, do we need to keep bringing up the many examples of his creativity (I have plenty of my own)? In all of my research and writings I don't think I have even once had to quote anything Bert wrote. Why would I need to? Nick, please tell me if I'm wrong.

'Would you rather have that song or not?'

Like most of you I am a writer/researcher, but also a performer, and my own answer to that one is a resounding YES. I have sung many of his songs and loved those others have sung, and what is more I love them just as much now I know he made most of them up, as I did when I first heard them. Thanks, Bert!