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Thread #51834 Message #2462194
Posted By: GUEST,Topic56
10-Oct-08 - 12:09 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Who Wrote Dalesman's Litany? (Moorman)
Subject: RE: Origins: Who Wrote Dalesman's Litany?
Just a point on no T in Bradford, no there is not one in the spelling.But when I was a mere youth and an apprentice to boot I was working in a lady's house and she asked where I was born and I replied Bradford. She queeried it and said it was because i had not pronounced it Bratford. Now I am led to believe that Bradford comes from Broad Ford as at one tine there was a waterway through the Market Town as it was then (when Leeds was but a small village). One can only assume that when the wool trade was at it's height Brat came in from the Brats that woolsorters wore. No I have digressed from the general gist.
Think though it is a shame that apart from me nobody else gives Dennis Sabey any credit for introducing it to the folk scene as if you talk to the proffesional singers who first started singing it would credit Dennis Sabey as their source. Dave Keddy was responsible for bring in another song into the folk domain "The Methody Parson" credited to Dave by Bill Price on his LP "A Fine Old Yorkshire Gentlemam" it is also on Roy Harris's LP "Champions Of Folly" though not sure if he credited Dave. My wife has started singing it after getting a copy of the words written down by Dave from Dennis Sabey.