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Thread #62191 Message #1003973
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
18-Aug-03 - 08:51 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Cock a doodle doo
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cock a doodle doo
Likely from the Music Hall originally. I first heard it in a pub in Sheffield back in the 1970s, sung by an old chap called "Surrey George"; he died not long after and I never got the words. It turns out that it's still quite well-known among "country singers" and Travellers, but you don't hear it so very often because it's not appropriate for all kinds of company. Walter Pardon of Norfolk used to sing it, and there's a set in one of Sheila Douglas' books, so it's evidently known in Scotland too. I'll post Walter's set later on if someone else hasn't.