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Thread #114281 Message #2443316
Posted By: GUEST,aarvaarkneverkilledanyone
17-Sep-08 - 03:01 PM
Thread Name: BS: Postcard from Dendros* 2008
Subject: RE: BS: Postcard from Dendros* 2008
This message has absolutely nothing to do with the thread, but simply a means of contacting you for a big thanks. I've the original recording which I treasure of Leon Roseelson singing "Jack of all Trades" which happens to be one of my absolute favourite folk-songs. There was just part of one line which hawever much I tried, I could not make out the lyrics. It's the "half-back" in the line "On Highbury Hill a half-back" and now I know!! Thanks for posting the lyrics back in 04.
What makes the song rather special for me is that I know London and every location mentioned in the song quite intimately, including the route Waterloo to Wembley where I believe Hawker Siddley had their factory. Hence "aircraft assembly". I also remember all the other locations where the various specialised trades were located. I'm 67, so I suppose it's not all that surprising really!