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Nottamun

Posted by shanoah on January 9, 2010

No attempts at themes today, but I hadn’t posted in a while, and felt I should get something out.

First, I have a song here from Bert Jansch called Nottamun Town. It’s a traditional that I know I’ve heard before. I always did like it, though. The part that catches me is the beginning, though.

In Nottamun Town, not a soul to be seen
Not a soul would look up, not a soul would look down
Not a soul would look up, not a soul would look down
To show me the way to fair Nottamun Town

Of course, I could have played the Farport Convention version, but I like the rawness to Bert Jansch’s version. (Though the instrumentation was good on their version.) And if you think it sounds like Bob Dylans “Masters of War”, it’s pretty plain where his inspiration came from.

And lets balance things out a little, by playing Capercaillie with Four Stone Walls. This song features those most evil people known to man, landlords.

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