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GUEST,Matthew Edwards Origins: Blue Bleezin' Blind Drunk (49) RE: Origins: Blue Bleezin' Blind Drunk 04 Jul 03

This song, also known as When Mickey comes home or Mickey's Warning, comes from the singing of Sheila Stewart, who in turn learnt it from her mother Belle. Apparently Belle heard an old ploughman sing it at the tattie-lifting in Blairgowrie in the 30's or 40's and she then added a new first verse 'Friends I have a sad story...' as given by Mark above.(Another version is given in the DT: Blue Bleezin' Blind Drunk.) I think there are several recordings, but as far as I know the most recent one is by Sheila Stewart herself on the Topic CD TSCD515 From the Heart of the Tradition.

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