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Thread #116285   Message #2496494
Posted By: GUEST,OLDNICKILBY
18-Nov-08 - 05:09 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Ditching Carol / Ditchling Carol
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Looking for a tune: DITCHING CAROL
The chorus was written as
"Only the rich have Christmas"
It was, I believe, a tribute to Lord Byron when he tried to do something to relieve the poverty of of the stockiners of Long Eaton and Loughborough.
This does change the song somewhat!
Stockiners were the people who knitted socks and stockings.