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Thread #43364   Message #819253
Posted By: CraigS
05-Nov-02 - 03:13 PM
Thread Name: Help: Davey Graham: She moved through the fair
Subject: RE: Help: Davey Graham: She moved through the fair
Whereas according to my somewhat dodgy memory Padraic Colum wrote the somg around 1905, it would seem possible that the air is much older and traditional - the Irish do like to recycle tunes from time to time. It would also be likely that at the time of the Yardbirds' popularity the song was still in copyright, but the tune could be trad. arr. Yardbirds to avoid royalties. White Summer? Possibly the tune's correct name. As an analogy, the bagpipe tune Hey, Tuttie Tatie is almost universally known as Scots Wae Hae, after Burn's words. I don't know which title I would find most convincing, were I asked which was a genuine tune title and had not met either.