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Thread #51816   Message #790988
Posted By: Albatross
25-Sep-02 - 10:51 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Redwing - East Anglian Song and Tune
Subject: Redwing - East Anglian Song and Tune
In the 1960's, and earlier, Topic records (Tony Engle, Reg Hall and others) made some valuable recordings of East Anglian hammer dulcimer, melodeon & fiddle players. One of their tunes is called 'Redwing' and played later by the Old Hat Band who have done a lot of good work in this area. In the old recording of 'Redwing' you can hear some old boy singing something about the "sun shines brightly in the Dardenelles". Anybody know the history of this song and the lyrics? Many thanks, Albatross