I must retract an earlier comment I made in this thread. I suggested that Peter Bellamy may have written/rewritten his 'Yarmouth Town' song on the same theme -- pull the string etc. I have been reliably informed that he definitely didn't do either. Anyone know what Peter's source was for the song? It appeared on his album 'Mainly Norfolk' 1968 and later 1971 on the album 'Won't you go my way?'
Humble apologies for the error. It was actually a compliment. It's a cracking song, possibly even eclipsing 'Do Me Ama'.