The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #74823   Message #1315486
Posted By: Rozza
03-Nov-04 - 02:02 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Three Score and Ten
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Three Score and ten?
The song as sung by the Watersons was collected by the Huddlestons at Filey from "Jack Pearson and men" and is on p.45 of Nigel Huddleston's "Songs of the Ridings" - a photocopy of the broadside is on p.46. William Delf lived in Grimsby in the 1890s (in Victor Street). He was lost at sea in about 1893, aged c.40.