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voyager 23 May 18 - 11:55 AM
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Subject: Origins: Vincent Black Lightening
From: voyager
Date: 23 May 18 - 11:55 AM

When I want a 'feel good' start to the week, this does it for me -

Vincent Black Lightening (Richard Thompson)

a great side-by-side listening session is this bluegrass version -
Vincent Black Lightening (Del McCoury)

mudcatters - can we put this tune in an English Ballad tradition (like Matty Groves) or just be grateful for Thompson's creative muse?

voyager


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Subject: RE: Origins: Vincent Black Lightening
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 23 May 18 - 12:01 PM

Yes of course we can, especially as it mentions Box Hill, Nortons, Indians, Greeveses and Ariels!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Vincent Black Lightening
From: David Carter (UK)
Date: 23 May 18 - 12:57 PM

To be fair, voyager did say the tune, the lyrics are clearly Thompson's. And he has been known to set his own lyrics to tunes which are at least alleged to be traditional. Although listening to it, it doesn't sound like a tradtional tune. Josh Turner's version is probably the clearest.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Vincent Black Lightening
From: EBarnacle
Date: 23 May 18 - 01:08 PM

Thompson's background strum sounds very similar to "My Dog Blue."


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Subject: RE: Origins: Vincent Black Lightening
From: gillymor
Date: 23 May 18 - 01:45 PM

Thompson's melody between verses sounds a bit like a cajun fiddle tune to me and is somewhat similar to the melody Martin Carthy uses for The Bonny Lass of Anglesey (sp?).


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Subject: RE: Origins: Vincent Black Lightening
From: Nick
Date: 23 May 18 - 02:00 PM

What Richard Thompson says about it

I think I have seen an interview with him about it. It's probably on Youtube


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Subject: RE: Origins: Vincent Black Lightening
From: voyager
Date: 23 May 18 - 03:42 PM

Adding -
Vincent Black Lightening (Red Molly)


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Subject: RE: Origins: Vincent Black Lightening
From: gillymor
Date: 23 May 18 - 03:48 PM

If you keep lightening that Vincent it'll be gray before long. :^)


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