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Thread #13335 Message #806102
Posted By: Declan
18-Oct-02 - 11:10 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: fiddler's green - different version
Subject: RE: fiddler's green - different version
I'm amazed this song dates back only to 1970, because I seem to have known it all my life (well I was only 10 back then) and it always seemed to me to be one of the older ballads that were being sung at the time. I presume some Irish ballad group (not sure which one) recorded it very shortly after it was written.
I remember having rehearsals for a folk group in the late 70s (which never actually performed as it turned out). We could never agree on whether the first line of the chorus should be oilskins and jumpers or oilskins and blankets. I'm not sure where the blankets came from but there were definitely two different camps on the subject at the time.