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Thread #52629   Message #809163
Posted By: Bob Bolton
23-Oct-02 - 08:34 AM
Thread Name: Info request - John Axons Engine
Subject: RE: Info request - John Axons Engine
G'day DesertDancer (aka Becky in tucson),

Thanks - I did, indeed, mean "The Essential Ewan MacColl Songbook" ... it was rather late here and I had just had some nasty eye examinations ... so I did not trust my typing even as far as usual!

I have not yet listened to the CD of The Ballad of John Axon, but I seem to remember the "John Axon" song as being a recurring series of single verses - a sort of radiophonic "Greek Chorus", underlining the developing story. I'm not too sure that it was ever intended to be a 'free-standing' song. (So ... I should sit down and listen right through it ... shouldn't I?)


Bob Bolton