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The heart of the song
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burkesworks From: burkesworks Date: February 22nd, 2005 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tellingly (no pun intended), the best of the new batch isn't even a Fairport original -- a dark and brooding rendition of Ralph McTell's "The Girl from the Hiring Fair"

Not particularly new; this Ralph McTell song has been part of Fairport's live set for at least ten years or more.
j4 From: j4 Date: February 22nd, 2005 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, okay -- never heard them do it before, & I thought they implied that it was off the new album, but I may have got confused (or they may have only just got round to recording it!).
From: mzdt Date: March 2nd, 2005 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
indeed it goes back to the mid eighties - certainly part of the current set at Cropedy 87 & 89. ;-) I actually learnt it around that time, I might struggle remembering all the words now, though.

I've no objection to them carrying on playing anything they like, but it just doesn't work for me - even in the eighties I knew that I was there for the old stuff, not the new.

Having said that, if you're thinking of Cropredy this year, let me know... ;-)
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