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Marcus Mumford says he has “lifted completely” text by author Hilary Mantel for new album Babel

From BBC:

Marcus Mumford says he has “lifted completely” text by author Hilary Mantel for new album Babel. The singer says he borrowed a bit from Wolf Hall, her historical novel about Henry VIII’s chief minister Thomas Cromwell. “I’m not going to tell you which [song], because I think it might be illegal,” he said. “But I don’t think that’s a unique thing for us as a band. You just have to listen to Bob Dylan to realise that’s what people do when they write songs or even the old spirituals, and the old blues guys. A lot of the time writers are just sponges… for what’s around them, and so books are helpful for focusing your mind and literally putting it into words.”