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Thread #68148 Message #1145632
Posted By: Matthew Edwards
25-Mar-04 - 06:55 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Death of Poor Bill Brown
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Death of Poor Bill Brown
Ray, if you've got more of Frank's songs (and which Frank would that be?) then I'm sure there's a few people who'd love to hear them. But do you mean that you've got recordings of Frank singing, or that you sing them yourself?
I think you will find news of Dr. Doc here; Traditional Song Forum, and on the same site there is news of a very interesting publication Folk song: Tradition, Revival, and Re-creation.
The version Bert Lloyd gave comes straight from Kidson, not from any contemporary performance, so it looks as if Arthur Howard's is the only recently collected version. So the versions you and The Walrus sing could be "new discoveries"!!!!!!!!
Will Noble sings pretty much the same version as Arthur Howard on the Veteran cassette In that beautiful dale VT124, but with a few minor differences.
Malcolm, thanks for the link to 'Kidson's' broadside in the Bodleian.
By the way while I was looking around for this song I came across a request for this song: Long Tom, The Old Yorkshire Gamekeeper. Any ideas?