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Thread #4642   Message #455376
Posted By: Bob Bolton
03-May-01 - 11:57 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Port Mahon (Sydney Carter) - Recordings?
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Port Mahon 1960's song (?) Any lyr
G'day Nutty,

I would be interested to see how the tune has held up.

I bought all four of his books when he toured Australia in 1972. He didn't have them for sale at the festival or his concerts, but told me where I could get them ... from the Presbyterian Bookshop! I did send him some of my concert photographs for possible use in later books ... but I have never seen any other books than the four that I bought then.

The tune I have has a common form for verses 1, 2 and 4 with a variant for verse 3 ... then verse four extends for the extra two lines. I could set it in MusicTime and send you an exported MIDI file ... I could also send you black & white GIF scans of the sheet music (melody plus 2-line piano part, if I remember correctly - 3 sheets in all). 1-bit GIFs only run about 60 kb per page, so they don't overload your ISP's limits. I will PM my e-mail address to you.

Regards,

Bob Bolton