Wrong lyrics in John Cale's The Ballad of Cable Hogue on one album but not another (uses incorrect lyrics from Calexico's Ballad of Cable Hogue, which is a different song)

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John Cale: The Ballad of Cable Hogue, track #11 from the Fragments of a Rainy Season album:

The lyrics to this song are these (the song is originally from Cale’s Helen of Troy album):

However, in Roon it shows incorrectly these lyrics:

Note that the first line is a comment, “with Marianne Dissard”. Marianne Dissard is a vocalist in the similarly titled Ballad of Cable Hogue, track #2 from Calexico’s Hot Rail album:

which has the correct lyrics in Roon:

Note that despite the very similar names, these are different songs (written by John Cale and Joey Burns, respectively)

The Helen of Troy album with the original Cale song is not in Qobuz/Tidal and I don’t have a local copy either, so I can’t say if that one uses the right or wrong lyrics. However, the song is also on a Cale compilation, track #11 of this one, and there it has the correct lyrics:


Have you made any edits to this content in Roon?


Is the album identified in Roon?


Is this content from local files, TIDAL, or Qobuz?

Qobuz and Tidal, it’s the same issue in both

Hey @Suedkiez,

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. As always, we appreciate the heads up
We’ve reached out to Lyricfind with your report. We can’t make any promises regarding a timeline for corrections but they generally investigate fairly quickly when we contact them.

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