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Thread #56449   Message #2724141
Posted By: stallion
15-Sep-09 - 11:01 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Dogger Bank / Grimsby Fisherman
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Dogger Bank' - help w. some words
ahhh I also think the writer of the broadsheet had heard someone else sing it, they didn't write it is my opinion. "In the Lion and the Kitching (sic)" I think refers to strife in the pub and at home i think it should be Kitchen (another ref to wife beating!hu) "Pell Mell swells" sounds like some one mimicking a posh accent al la music hall style for Pall Mall swells. Most of the versions I have heard only mention Dogger bank in the chorus and in the opening line whereas the broadsheet refers to The Spurn, Cleethorpes pier and I am sure someone will find the Lion pub in grimsby, I will delegate that research to someone else, also Kelly's directory might throw up a publican named Mrs Sargeant ooo exciting!