Album notes: "This is another fine old English carol, for which I borrowed from the style of U.K. singer/guitarist Martin Carthy, who, better than anyone I'm aware of, has managed to incorporate the guitar into this type of English folk tradition in a robust and imaginative way."
December 1993 -
Simon Mayo: What are we doing next, sir?
BC: Obviously something nice.
SM: Yes, ‘cause Darren has requested that.
BC: Actually, everyone's requested something nice so far, I'm noticing.
SM: Could you do something horrid a little later?
BC: Nobody wants to hear anything awful.
SM: Right, what are we going to do now?
BC: It may be horrid; let's see how it goes. This is old and English, and you
may find it somewhat altered, but hopefully not in spirit. This is God Rest
Ye Merry Gentlemen.
[plays God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen]
-- from "Simon Mayo interviews Bruce Cockburn" (from Canada), BBC Radio 1, December 1993, Transcribed and submitted to the project by David Newton.
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