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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA67516
Recording details: November 2004
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: September 2005
Total duration: 0 minutes 23 seconds

Slugging a Vampire
First line:
I closed and drew, but not a gun
composer
author of text

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Slugging a Vampire (1902) was originally composed to Rudyard Kipling’s poem Tarrant Moss, but as with Tolerance Kipling’s agreement was not forthcoming. So in 114 Songs Ives left most of the voice-part blank, then wrote his own text so the song could be reprinted in a collection of 19 Songs in 1935.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2005

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