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Thread #39093 Message #2314025
Posted By: GUEST,bill S from Perth
12-Apr-08 - 10:22 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Dorset Is Beautiful (Bob Gale)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dorset Is Beautiful
This song came to mind recently, obviously it has disappeared from here for the last 7 years and we basically have just the Yetties' lyrics plus the Grenadier and choirboy which appears in other songs. Casting my mind back to 1975 (easier to remember than yesterday) the Herga Morris toured Dorset and finished each night with a song session, the Oak at Cerne and the Dragon at Piddletrentide stand out but our best night was at the Smiths in Godmanstone, a sad loss to the English pub scene when it closed. But I digress. Inevitably,we sang Dorset is Beautiful and after the verses above, a Dorset drawl said "Oi'll give ee a verse" and then all the locals added a verse, with the landlord adding about three, if my memory is correct, needless to say we couldn't remember them the next day (well, we had been to at least six pubs and a brewery). Herga Kitty was there and may remember (Hi Kitty). Has anyone collected any additional verses from that area?