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Maine House Concert, Martyn Wyndham-Read, April 17

Elmore 06 Dec 18 - 10:02 AM
GUEST 05 Dec 18 - 06:59 PM
GUEST,Dani 22 Apr 10 - 08:01 PM
TRUBRIT 22 Apr 10 - 07:04 PM
ranger1 22 Apr 10 - 06:01 PM
jacqui.c 22 Apr 10 - 01:45 PM
Cuilionn 22 Apr 10 - 12:16 PM
jacqui.c 22 Apr 10 - 08:22 AM
SINSULL 22 Apr 10 - 07:50 AM
ranger1 21 Apr 10 - 12:27 PM
SINSULL 21 Apr 10 - 12:26 PM
SINSULL 21 Apr 10 - 12:25 PM
TRUBRIT 20 Apr 10 - 09:05 PM
maeve 19 Apr 10 - 09:53 AM
maeve 19 Apr 10 - 09:39 AM
RTim 19 Apr 10 - 09:03 AM
SINSULL 19 Apr 10 - 08:10 AM
maeve 18 Apr 10 - 04:25 PM
Jeri 18 Apr 10 - 01:26 PM
ranger1 18 Apr 10 - 01:07 PM
SINSULL 18 Apr 10 - 11:13 AM
kendall 18 Apr 10 - 08:27 AM
jacqui.c 18 Apr 10 - 07:42 AM
SINSULL 17 Apr 10 - 11:52 PM
Sandy Mc Lean 17 Apr 10 - 11:26 PM
Midchuck 17 Apr 10 - 06:55 PM
SINSULL 17 Apr 10 - 06:51 PM
Leadfingers 17 Apr 10 - 05:18 PM
maeve 17 Apr 10 - 04:58 PM
catspaw49 17 Apr 10 - 03:08 PM
SINSULL 17 Apr 10 - 03:01 PM
Cuilionn 17 Apr 10 - 02:47 PM
ranger1 17 Apr 10 - 02:42 PM
SINSULL 17 Apr 10 - 11:11 AM
jacqui.c 17 Apr 10 - 10:22 AM
ranger1 17 Apr 10 - 09:34 AM
Cuilionn 17 Apr 10 - 08:23 AM
KT 16 Apr 10 - 09:57 PM
SINSULL 16 Apr 10 - 09:10 PM
ranger1 16 Apr 10 - 10:57 AM
SINSULL 15 Apr 10 - 03:18 PM
ranger1 15 Apr 10 - 07:09 AM
My guru always said 15 Apr 10 - 04:47 AM
SINSULL 14 Apr 10 - 01:18 PM
GUEST,John from "Elsie`s Band" 14 Apr 10 - 09:42 AM
Cuilionn 14 Apr 10 - 09:23 AM
maeve 13 Apr 10 - 10:31 AM
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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: Elmore
Date: 06 Dec 18 - 10:02 AM

Martin?


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Subject: Fields lie silent now(colin Gates)
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Dec 18 - 06:59 PM

I have Martyn's CD somewhere but it's missing just now. If anyone has the lyrics copied that would be fantastic. Thanks


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 22 Apr 10 - 08:01 PM

mmm, ladyfingers! "I will hold your hand in mine"

Dani


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 22 Apr 10 - 07:04 PM

i'll check our calendar -- we are off to the uk in early May so kinda busy but it sounds like fun....


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: ranger1
Date: 22 Apr 10 - 06:01 PM

Mmm, trifle!


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: jacqui.c
Date: 22 Apr 10 - 01:45 PM

Maybe ladyfingers for dessert...in a trifle bowl, filled with trifle?

That could be arranged - haven't made a trifle in ages!


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: Cuilionn
Date: 22 Apr 10 - 12:16 PM

It's a "heck, we'll eat anything...even fingers" kind of bou-fay. ;-)

(But if you bring chilli with fingers in it, the song circle could take a different turn...)

Maybe ladyfingers for dessert...in a trifle bowl, filled with trifle?


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: jacqui.c
Date: 22 Apr 10 - 08:22 AM

I think it is an Indoors Outdoors Country Buffet ("Bou - fay" not "buff - ette") with finger foods

Not if I'm bringing chilli, although you are welcome to try eating that with just your fingers, Mary! :0)


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: SINSULL
Date: 22 Apr 10 - 07:50 AM

There is one April 30th in Pownal. Hope the rain doesn't interfere. I think it is an Indoors Outdoors Country Buffet ("Bou - fay" not "buff - ette") with finger foods.


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: ranger1
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 12:27 PM

So how about song circles?


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: SINSULL
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 12:26 PM

Zentz - sleepy at work.


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: SINSULL
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 12:25 PM

Bob Zendt is next in August. Jacqui and Kendall's vacation schedules will probably rule out anything in between. Unless a volcanic eruption changes things.
m


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 20 Apr 10 - 09:05 PM

I am late posting but can only reiterate what everyone said - Martyn was truly wonderful. AND he did an Eric Bogle song.......

Sins - when is the next concert???


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: maeve
Date: 19 Apr 10 - 09:53 AM

Title correction: The Swaggie Snake and Frog


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: maeve
Date: 19 Apr 10 - 09:39 AM

Set list: Some titles may be missing or incorrect.

Banks of the Reedy Lagoon
Irish Lords thread.cfm?threadid=78902

Poem- Cat
Across the Warengo
Down the River/ "I have done with joy..."
Poem- Gates "Saint Peter put his pint pot down"
In Memory of Bill/ "For no good reason other than..."
Big Jim story
The Birdsville Track
Leaving Anzac (Tune MWR, lyrics Cicely Fox Smith)

Intermission: frivolity and many kinds of ice cream with chocolate Hobnobs

Poem- Bill the Shearer
The Shearer's Nightmare
http://bushverse.com/anonymous/shearnightmare.html

Go No More Shearing
Reedy River (Henry Lawson, tune by Chris Kempster)
Jackaroo
Carrying Nelson Home
The Fields Lie Silent Now (Collin Gates)
Poem- Snake and Frog
Where Ravens Feed (Graham Miles)
Always Back to You (Eric Bogle)

(Errors are my own)

Martyn's site (down at the moment, but very well done)www.martynwyndhamread.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martyn_Wyndham-Read


http://australianpoems.tripod.com/indexbanjolawson.html


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April
From: RTim
Date: 19 Apr 10 - 09:03 AM

Martyn was great again last night in Woods Hole - great voice and wonderful stories but no dogs at his feet.
Now let's all hope he and Dani can get a flight back to the UK as soon as possible.

Tim Radford
(Who has just cancelled his trip to the UK today!!)


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: SINSULL
Date: 19 Apr 10 - 08:10 AM

I would like the set list, Maeve. What a special evening. I feel cheated that they couldn't come for breakfast. That's when the tales of old friends and events come out along with guitars and fiddles.
I did enjoy myself.
Mary


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: maeve
Date: 18 Apr 10 - 04:25 PM

It was an evening full of pure pleasure. A hundred thousand thank you's to Martyn and Dan for their talent and warm friendliness and to Jacqui and Sinsull for organization and hospitality.

Where else can a body go to a house concert only to find a ticket paid for, hugs abounding, a pretty new dress from a friend, and good food and wine to take home to my Truelove?

Thank you, y'all.

maeve

I do have the set list noted down. I can post it if anyone would like me to, though I can't guarantee I have all the correct titles.


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: Jeri
Date: 18 Apr 10 - 01:26 PM

I wish I'd had my camera. Seamus planted himself at Martyn's feet (more like ON Martyn's feet) and inspired him to do the song about a man and his old dog. I asked for Where Ravens Feed because of this thread, but Jacqui asked for it too. It's always good to see old friends, and it was great to meet some new folks. It was a room full of a perfect mix of audience (or would have been perfect if some of the Press Room peeps had made it up!).

...and some day, FAR down the road, Martyn will go up to the Pearly Gates--which old Saint Pete will open AND close--and enter into that place where all sickness is banished, scars erased, and everyone is made whole again and exquisite, and when he sings for the angels, he will sound not one bit different than he does now.

Thank you, Mary; thank you, Jacqui; thank you, Martyn.


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: ranger1
Date: 18 Apr 10 - 01:07 PM

Martyn was fantastic. And a good introduction to Mary and Jacqui's house concert series for my in-laws and my friend Michael. I have a feeling all three of them will be back again...


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: SINSULL
Date: 18 Apr 10 - 11:13 AM

What an amazing evening. Martyn and Dani are so gracious. He could have gone on until the wee hours of the morn and no one would have moved. Where Ravens Feed and Carrying Nelson Home, Reade River, The Snake and the Frog, The Shearer's Lament, The Cat Story, The Dog Song with Seamus draped over Martyn's feet. So many beautiful songs and stories. Martyn loves and respects his music. His performance is all about the song. Just brilliant.

AAAAND the man is partial to nodding headed pets. I was relieved of the lobster he admired. Couldn't convince Dani to take the hideous peacock or the singing dancing lobster. Someone who appreciates kitsch. Just brilliant.


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: kendall
Date: 18 Apr 10 - 08:27 AM

Top quality entertainer; loved everything he did, and I've never heard Carrying Nelson Home done better.


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: jacqui.c
Date: 18 Apr 10 - 07:42 AM

This was an unbelievably great evening. Martyn is an entertainer of the highest calibre and we were so lucky to have been there last evening.

Even after being on the road all day and started his performance very shortly after that long drive this man kept all of us, and we did end up with a respectable number, absolutely enthralled for the whole evening. I have a suspicion that, if he and his wife Dani hadn't had to leave to keep up with their schedule, he might have carried on a lot longer - he certainly seemed to be enjoying himself as much as we were enjoying listening to him. No CDs for sale - he had run out - so I'm glad that I got mine when I saw him in Camden a couple of weeks ago. I think he website may take a few hits from our crowd.

I think that Maeve may have got a list of the songs that he sang. His storytelling and humour are superb and he even had Kendall laughing at some of his humourous poetry and stories. His obvious love of Australia comes across in a lot of the songs and stories he tells and gave a real glimpse of a fascinating country and its people.

I only wish that they could have spent a bit longer with us, so that we could show them some real Maine hospitality. I'm hoping that we might entice Martyn and Dani back for another concert next time he's over and, given enough notice, maybe we'll get some Mudcatters to come visit for the concert - this man is well worth travelling to see!


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: SINSULL
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 11:52 PM

Oh Sandy, what a shame. You missed a brilliant concert - our very first standing ovation. And we always have a bed available. Damn.
Next time.
Several teary moments - Carrying Nelson Home and a song about the ANZACS.
Great stories.
More tomorrow. too tired to post more.


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 11:26 PM

Tonight me and my better half sit in a hotel in Bangor as we travel from Cape Breton to Virginia. This is not the first time that we have been close but I guess that only counts in horseshoes. It would have been nice to meet you folks in person! I hope that your concert was a smash!
             Sandy


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: Midchuck
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 06:55 PM

Oxymoron, Sins...

Have a great time; wish we were there.

Peter


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: SINSULL
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 06:51 PM

House full of hungry people. Maeve arrived safely.And so we begin.
M


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: Leadfingers
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 05:18 PM

Glad to see maeve can make it ! Have a good one , all !


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: maeve
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 04:58 PM

I'll be there, Sins. Leaving now.

m


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: catspaw49
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 03:08 PM

You're sick Sins.......that's disgusting.

Anyway.......

Sounds like one of your best nights yet maybe! I'd leave here now except its about 15 hours or so plus gas'n go stops.   Have a great time as I'm sure you will!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: SINSULL
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 03:01 PM

A banjo player with a job and all his teeth for me.


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: Cuilionn
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 02:47 PM

Jacqui-- Aye that. We have regular Weetabix and the chocolate chip mini Weetabix. It's priced rather dear, ($7.99/box!!!) but we have some on sale that's marked down to $4.00/box.

I can bring some down with me if you like-- your own personal Weetabix courier!

--Cuilionn

Any other orders?


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: ranger1
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 02:42 PM

I have another definite, my friend Michael will be joining us.


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: SINSULL
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 11:11 AM

And Deborah has two friends coming with her. Nice crowd. Good.
See you all later.
Mary


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: jacqui.c
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 10:22 AM

Cuilionn - can you get Weetabix in that British shop in Freeport? I've been looking for some for Kendall, but Shaws seems to have stopped selling it.


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: ranger1
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 09:34 AM

Yes, yes, by all means yes!

And Jason's dad and step-mom are now in the definite category, too.


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Subject: RE: Maine House Concert Martyn Wyndam-Read -April 17
From: Cuilionn
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 08:23 AM

Two definites. Once again, Sue will be picking me up directly from work, so... shall I bring more McVitie's chocolate-covered digestive biscuits, a.k.a. cookies?


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Subject: RE: Maine House Conc't Martyn Wyndam-Read -April
From: KT
Date: 16 Apr 10 - 09:57 PM

I would LOVE to be at that one!!
If I get home from work by 4, you ought to be just getting started....psssstt.......Skype.......


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Subject: RE: Maine House Conc't Martyn Wyndam-Read -April
From: SINSULL
Date: 16 Apr 10 - 09:10 PM

Looks like 11 definites with 5 maybes. Not bad.
See you tomorrow night.
Mary


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Subject: RE: Maine House Conc't Martyn Wyndam-Read -April
From: ranger1
Date: 16 Apr 10 - 10:57 AM

Jason's parents are still possibilities, I have to call them tonight. Kathy is planning on it, just depends on how her eye feels.


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Subject: RE: Maine House Conc't Martyn Wyndam-Read -April
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Apr 10 - 03:18 PM

Counting down.
Does that mean Jason's parents will not be in tow? How about Kathy?
M


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Subject: RE: Maine House Conc't Martyn Wyndam-Read -April
From: ranger1
Date: 15 Apr 10 - 07:09 AM

J-boy will not be joining us, he'll be working until 7:00, but he's still planning on making a quiche.


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Subject: RE: Maine House Conc't Martyn Wyndam-Read -April
From: My guru always said
Date: 15 Apr 10 - 04:47 AM

Ice Cream???? Now you're talking....

Too far for us alas, but anyone who can should go along, this will be a superb evening!!


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Subject: RE: Maine House Conc't Martyn Wyndam-Read -April
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Apr 10 - 01:18 PM

So far curry, lasagna, salad, crusty bread, cheese and fruit.
Ice cream - lots of ice cream LOL

Wine, soft drinks, coffe, tea.

I will be guzzling champagne to celebrate my mortgage refinance.

If you are nice, I may share.
SINS


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Subject: RE: Maine House Conc't Martyn Wyndam-Read -April
From: GUEST,John from "Elsie`s Band"
Date: 14 Apr 10 - 09:42 AM

Come on you New Englanders, this is a rare opportunity, indeed a privilege to experience a "singer`s singer" such as Martyn in so intimate surroundings. You will regret not being there.


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Subject: RE: Maine House Conc't Martyn Wyndam-Read -April
From: Cuilionn
Date: 14 Apr 10 - 09:23 AM

Two maybes here leaning toward two definites, may be able to lure another maybe.


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Subject: RE: Maine House Conc't Martyn Wyndam-Read -April
From: maeve
Date: 13 Apr 10 - 10:31 AM

Still working on it here.

Not only is Martyn's choice of songs flawless; anyone who wishes to improve song delivery, breath control, vocal technique, and focus would do well to pay close attention to his handling of the songs and recitations he presents. Very highly recommended by one who has seen his performance twice this spring, thanks to Jacqui.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Maine House Conc't Martyn Wyndam-Read -April
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 13 Apr 10 - 10:02 AM

Maybe we could get Lincolnshire Road Car to put on a charabanc trip? Bet we could fill it! Might get a bit moist around the ankles somewhere just west of Land's End though! :-) :-)


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Subject: RE: Maine House Conc't Martyn Wyndam-Read -April
From: jacqui.c
Date: 13 Apr 10 - 08:37 AM

So far we haven't had a very good response to this concert - I hate the idea that we can't pull in a good sized audience for Martyn - he is such a good performer and I know that those who attend will have a great evening. Trust me, I've seen him twice on this tour and was spellbound both times.

Any more takers?


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Subject: RE: Maine House Conc't Martyn Wyndam-Read -April
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 13 Apr 10 - 08:33 AM

You might ask also for 'The Outside Track', which I've heard MW-R sing in concerts. A very moving old Aussie poem set to a lovely tune, and with a fine chorus. Suits Martyn's warm, gentle style perfectly. Another great version is by Nancy Kerr & James Fagan.

You'll have a lovely evening with Martyn, wish I could be there but it's a long round-trip from The Backwoods to Maine!


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