I always knew that I was fallible...
but how fallible has been hammered home recently by two immense blunders I waded into with both wellies on and a daft hat on my head.
A few weeks back, before playing Dick Gaughan singing Tom Paine's Bones on the programme I stated quite baldly (though I still have most of my hair) that Paine was Welsh. He was in fact - as many of you pointed out - English and from
I put the great philosopher and democrat in the
The paucity of sleeve notes is a poor excuse - but damn it I'm going to use it. The song performed by Seeger, Guthrie et al (as many of you have pointed out) was written by Goebel Reeves, an American folk singer born in
Like Jimmie Rodgers, he yodelled and sang songs about life on the road - in fact Reeves claimed that he had taught Rodgers how to yodel as they traveled together in the 1920s. I gleaned all the above from Wikipedia - so blame them if I have foisted yet another web of nonsense upon you.
Meanwhile I have ordered a CD of Goebel Reeves.
I will be playing tracks from it on the prog as soon as the Amazon pigeon arrives at