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Thursday 11 June 2020

Some Bonnie Music

During Sunday dinner the i-pod came up with a song called You Never Wanted Me.I wasn't sure who the artist  singing  it was but was suitably intrigued to get up to find out.
As the picture above implies it was by Bonnie Dobson who is a Canadian folk singer who was part of the folk scene in the 60's.
She is probably best known for having written the folk standard  Morning Dew. which is a song often accredited to Tim Rose. Dobson alleges that Rose first heard it when Fred Neil recorded her original and subsequently receing 75% of the songwriting royalties .
Interseting though the above is it is not one of the two songs I have on the hard drive. I have no idea where they were downloaded from.
She married and moved to London in 1969 before retining from singing in the 80's. She then performed with Jarvis Cocker in 2007 before reasing her first album for 38 years in 2014


  1. Sweet voice. The first track reminds me a little of a young Dolly Parton, but Milk and Honey sounds much stronger.

  2. Hi!

    Thanx for the Canadian content! U/L'ed songs are from her '69 & '70 LP's respectively as listed @ bottom of her wiki page here:

    Ciao! For now.

  3. Love her version of Jackson C Frank's You Never Wanted Me. The final line is a sad but killer payback "You never wanted me, babe and now I feel the same"