The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #110621   Message #2324545
Posted By: Jim Carroll
24-Apr-08 - 02:33 PM
Thread Name: Bertsongs? (songs of A. L. 'Bert' Lloyd)
Subject: RE: Bertsongs?
A slight aside; when Harry Boardman sang 'To The Begging' he often claimed that the Blind-deaf verse was not, as I believed at the time,
"and many the right and willing lass.....", but
"I've been deaf in Duckinfield,
I've been blind at Shawe
And many the Royton (one of the mill towns) willing lass
I've bedded in the straw.

Does anybody know f this is accurate?
Jim Carroll