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Thread #90911 Message #1726195
Posted By: Richard Bridge
24-Apr-06 - 02:55 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Minstrel (Graham and Eileen Pratt)
Subject: Lyr Add: Correction to 'The Minstrel' (Pratt)
May I point out a verse missing in the digitrad?
As the late Dave Bryant pointed out 4 years ago the penultimate verse is missing. The words he posted then (as he said "from memory") do not perfectly tally with the Wendy Grossman singing that I have also found on the internet, which are as follows: -
"I sang my song in mill and coal-pit,
My voice all cracked with dust and fumes.
I took my tune from the factory siren,
I took my rhythm from the looms.
But whether anybody listened,
Or paid attention, I can't say.
For I couldn't stand the smoke and the chimneys,
So packed my bags and moved away."
All the other internet sources I have found point back to the digitrad or a mirror so it would be nice to restore this verse to the digitrad version.