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Thread #39093 Message #2314103
Posted By: GUEST,Terry McDonald
13-Apr-08 - 04:31 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Dorset Is Beautiful (Bob Gale)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dorset Is Beautiful
As Guest Austin Polard said in 2001, it was written by Bob Gale. He was part of a group from Beaminster called The Dumpledors (Dorset dialect for 'Bumblebee') and he/they would sing it at Dorchester Folk Club (weekly,Thursdays)in the mid 60s. The Yetties were frequent visitors to Dorchester (as were we - their club and ours were both on Fridays) and the song quickly became popular within the county. It didn't take long for it to be exported to other parts.