The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48865 Message #735831
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
24-Jun-02 - 01:16 PM
Thread Name: DTStudy: The Dark Island
Subject: RE: DTStudy: The Dark Island
That lyric has been posted in the Forum by the son of the man who wrote it. One of his concerns was the issue of correct attribution, which I believe the DT file did not give; the history of the three sets of (modern) lyrics written to this (modern) Scottish tune is complex and fraught with misunderstandings and legal problems. Indeed, a thread was started recently by someone wanting further information about what they imagined to be a traditional Irish song, so it would be a good idea to have the facts spelled out concisely and in one place.