The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #74823   Message #1315309
Posted By: Flash Company
03-Nov-04 - 11:33 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Three Score and Ten
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Three Score and ten?
I used to sing this a lot in my Malt Shovel days, I heard it from Mike Waterson's version and I originally had it as 'longed to fight that bitter night' which I didn't think made a lot of sense.
Someone suggested ( my wife, I think!) that it should be 'long defied', and from then on that's what I sang. (Never argue with the missus!)