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Lord Franklin


Album: Demo for the 2010 album
Category: Traditional, Fingerstyle Guitar, British Isles



This song has been applauded 7 times!
Description: One of my favorite songs, a traditional ballad covered beautifully by The Pentangle a long time ago.

Many years ago I was in London, paid good money to walk into Westminster Abbey. Bam - there was a gravestone set in a wall commemorating Lord Franklin. The Pentangle song was in my head immediately.
John Renbourn with Jacqui McShee.
There was a young couple, looking at the stone, eyes wet.
'The man or the song?' I asked. 'The song.'
So we stood there together for a little while.
Crying for the beauty of music.

Recorded last week (early May 2010), today Tamara Friedrich added her angelic voice.

Demo for the 2010 album.

Submitted: May 11, 2010 5:02PM


Comments

nice one i love this song its really paints a picture,
check out my version, i first heard martin carthys version and had to add it to my set,
c.m.

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nice one i love this song its really paints a picture,
check out my version, i first heard martin carthys version and had to add it to my set,
c.m.
-Thanks, Chris! Will listen to your version somewhen this weekend. Mine owes everything to The Pentangle.
Jan

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You have a good voice, but this song is downright boring.

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