The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8709   Message #54796
Posted By: Lesley N.
19-Jan-99 - 07:06 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Blacksmith of Brandywine (Pat Garvey)
Subject: RE: REQ: Blacksmith of Brandywine
How interesting - another traditional song that isn't!

I've come to believe we should trust very few notes on albums as historical facts. One album with all Carolan tunes does not, in fact, have all Carolan tunes - and I get people who argue with me because it was on the notes for the CD...

Of course, being a historian I don't think you can necessarily believe anything that is written and should even be suspect when two people write the same thing because they could be relying on the same source or have the same agenda...

Getting off my soapbox... Thanks for the info.