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Thread #119745   Message #2599236
Posted By: Darowyn
28-Mar-09 - 10:56 AM
Thread Name: Walk-on characters in songs.
Subject: Walk-on characters in songs.
Walk on parts are common in theatre, where a named character appears on stage but takes no real part in the action or dialogue.
It occurred to me that they occasionally turn up in Folk songs too.
There are three in "The Wee Cooper of Fife"-
Willy Wallachie
John Dougal
And the notorious Rafferty Roo Roo Roo.

What about that well known but frequently misunderstood, West Country trio?-
Johnny Rumbelow and his friends Hal and Tow.
They were up long before the day!

Maybe John Kanakanaka is another one.
Can anyone think of any more?
Cheers
Dave