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Thread #61853   Message #996318
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
04-Aug-03 - 06:42 AM
Thread Name: Donovan's 'Hurdy Gurdy Man' new verse!
Subject: Donovan's 'Hurdy Gurdy Man' new verse!
Picke up a 'Golden Oldies' CD for £1.99 in the local co-op the other day. Most of it is actualy mouldy oldies but there are some crackers on it. Melanie's 'Look what they've done to my song, Ma.' being one and her version of 'Mr Tambourine Man' is another.

Couple of live Donovan songs on are what caught my eye. One is a neat arrangement of 'Catch the Wind' but the one that caught my attention most on listening was 'Hurdy Gurdy Man'. It goes pretty oddly and then Mr Leitch goes into a tale about his involvement with the Maharishi. Towards the end of a quite humorous story he related that George Harrison said he cold write a verse for that song. Donovans impersonation of George's scouse accent is pretty good btw! So, George gave him the verse but Donovan never recorded it. He does however sing it on this live version.

If anyone is interested I can rip an MP3 from it and send it on!