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Thread #6482   Message #1536856
Posted By: GUEST,Rumncoke
07-Aug-05 - 08:19 AM
Thread Name: ADD/Origins: The Rout of the Blues
Subject: RE: Lyr req: Rout of the Blues
It was Scarborough sands - if my memory serves it was in the magazine of the Efdss that there was an article about the song from the person who made the tune for some words he found and then was bemused to find the song being 'folked'with every passing month. He knew it was originally his by the tune.

The original first verse goes something like

As I rode over Scarborough sands
Such jolly fine sport for to view
All the lasses were crying and wringing their hands
Saying rout it is come for the blues (twice)

I have two versions in my collection, but it is still in the car with the rest of the stuff from Sidmouth - must go and rescue the guitar before it cooks.

I will check for already on line sources of sets of words and put up the versions I have if significantly different.

Anne (who is a member but keeps coming up as Guest)