Folk Music/Folk song

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eamon wrote at 2006-11-06 18:16:44
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Kaye McAlpine wrote at 2007-05-28 15:18:38
This may be far too late to add to this (and it is to avoid animosity), but from from the Richard Thompson reference in further correspondence,  and the fact that it's about a motorbike, the song is in all probability Vincent Black Lightning. The Scottish band Burach recorded a version that I know of, and Dick Gaughan has also recorded it.


Robert P Hatch wrote at 2015-05-31 12:05:24
The folk song might be  the 1952 Vincent Black Lightning by Richard Thompson.


Paul wrote at 2016-02-21 11:23:19
Sounds like 1952 Vincent Black Lightning by English Folk Singer Richard Thompson.


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Folk Music, particularly the Child Ballads and that great body of industrial and work-related songs which arose during the Industrial Revolution. I am well-versed in the history of the Folk Revival, and I have a particular interest in political and agit-prop songs, as well as in traditional Irish dance music. For ten years I was a committee member and resident singer/song-writer/musician with the Grey Cock Folk Club in Birmingham (the pre-eminent traditional club in the English midlands, which was founded by Charles Parker of `Radio Ballad` fame).

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