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Thread #33361   Message #2621422
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
29-Apr-09 - 03:39 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Bonny Woodhall/Bonny Wood Green
Subject: RE: Origins of song: Bonny Wood Green
Jon Boden in his introduction to Bold Sir Rylas says that for this song you have to imagine a nice Green Wood with grass and a river and deer and stuff . . .

Like Wood Green Shopping City? said a wag on one occasion. That's it, said Mr Boden.

This concrete monstrosity is just down the road from me (you know the sort of thing, all those trash shops you find in any city centre around the world plus a McRubbish), topped by a horrendous housing estate fulfilling its function of keeping up the Hsringey crime levels.

So. is that the song you want? Wood Green ain't bonny . . . but then, neither were The Boys Of Bedlam.