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GUEST,Steve Gardham Lyr Req: Songs by Harry Clifton (1832-1872) (161* d) RE: Help: Harry Clifton Songwriter 20 Apr 08

To add to my previous list I recently found out that Harry wrote that well-worn song 'Send back my Barney' which eventually morphed into 'My Bonny'. You can listen to something near the original as sung by The Watersons. Sheet music came up on Ebay about 6 months ago but I was outbid. The winner very kindly sent me a photocopy.
I now sing it in schools I visit using the original words but the well-known 'My Bonny' tune.

Sometime when I'm not so busy I'd like to help set up a Harry Clifton website with copies of all his works. 'Where there's a will there's a way' is still going strong west of Sheffield where it's called 'The Spider Song' sung by Gordon Hoyland and others.

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