The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #53303   Message #1215735
Posted By: Dave Sutherland
28-Jun-04 - 03:58 PM
Thread Name: DTStudy: Hot Ash-Pelt (Hot Asphalt)
Subject: RE: DTStudy: Hot Ash-Pelt (Hot Asphalt)
Bob Davenport recorder a version on his "Wor Geordie" EP in the very early sixties and it was the "copper" who caught his death of cold.
Bob had transported the song to Gateshead as the victim was hanging in the Saltwell Park Museum. He refered to having his "fustians"(trousers)on rather than a gansey although the term was well known in the North East.
The significance of a Gurnsey sweater is that the particular pattern of stitching on the shoulders determines from which particular Parish a fisherman hailed, should he have been drowned at sea