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October 08, 2008

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Tom Bliss

That's a fantastic version with Chris singing with Nick Mitchell and Full House - what a coup eh?

But how on earth did people start thinking the song starts "Across the morning (or even purple) sky?" Are they getting muddled with the Prince song?

Tom

PS Colin, it could be great if you could provide a text title for each clip - specially for the Houses (Oh and did my CD arrive ok?).

Philip Ward

Tom, "Across the purple sky" was Sandy's original wording, used on her first recording of the song with The Strawbs. This was the version that found its way to Judy Collins, and those singers who learned the song from the Collins recording follow her lyrics (and phrasing).

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