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April 29, 2023


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Al Harper

Great hommage to a classic folk song. Here are some additional covers:

Marianne Faithfull:

Delroy Wilson's version with a Ska beat:


It's worth noting that Paxton used a pre-existing folk melody, from "The Leaving of Liverpool," that was going around at that time.

Meigs Fielden

Leaving of Liverpool may have inspired Paxton't melody but it's not the same tune. Compare this Dubliners' video with the Liam Clancy video above:

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