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Thread #10084 Message #68006
Posted By: Sandy Paton
04-Apr-99 - 03:27 AM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger's pseudonym
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger's pseudonym
True enough, Don. Caroline and I once seriously considered doing an album of the originals of about a dozen songs that Dylan used without crediting the tradition from which he borrowed them. For instance, we'd record the Ritchie Family's "Nottamun Town," or "The Patriot Game" as we had heard Dominic Behan sing it in London, or Dick Maitland's "Leaving of Liverpool," without even mentioning Dylan's use of the melodies. Thought they might sound a bit familiar to all the Dylan fans out there and maybe start 'em in to wondering. But we were probably just being snotty. Anyway, we thought the better of it.