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Thread #27046 Message #1997320
Posted By: GUEST,Edthefolkie
15-Mar-07 - 06:46 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: On Board of a Man-of-War
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'On Board Of A Man-of-war'
Thanks very much Barry Finn for posting the lyrics of "On Board a Ninety Eight". The last verse is an absolute belter. When I first heard Pete Bellamy perform the song he said that the old tune was "a bit crap" so he'd written a new one.
The first time I encountered Peter was with the Young Tradition on a John Peel programme - I remember thinking "what in God's name is THAT?" I was subsequently lucky enough to see him both with Heather and Royston, and also solo. I treasure the memory of him performing a large proportion of "The Transports" (I think with the original lyric book on a music stand) before the LP had been recorded.
What a loss it was when Pete died. Steve Ashley wrote a lovely song about him (and Royston Wood,Sandy Denny, and others) called "Over There In Paradise" - check it out. And Pete, wherever you are, keep on Kipling.