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GUEST,LynnH County Songs (22) RE: County Songs 06 Oct 14

I've got a feeling that I've heard that verse somewhere (long,long ago) but as to the context.........It wouldn't surprise me if Winster Morris, or some other team, had made it up. Or was it on one of the "Morris on" records?

The story behind my verse, as related in Porteous, is that cornish miners were brought up to the Peak to bring some of the lead mines up to scratch. Of course they brought their music and songs with them but the Derbyshire lads, not understanding the dialect / language, took over the tune and cobbled something together which supposedly phonetically resembled what the cornishmen sang.

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