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Thread #5313 Message #2754422
Posted By: GUEST,Martin Horan.
28-Oct-09 - 07:16 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Back in Durham Gaol (Jez Lowe)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Back in Durham Gaol (Jez Lowe)
I can remember a monthly folk song magazine that was published in Britain in the early to mid 1960s. And I can still remember the first line of their version of "Durham Gaol(but, sadly, no more of it): "Ye'll all 'ave 'eard of Durham Gaol.."
As I can't read music, I'm afraid that I've no idea of the tune. I've often thought of that song and wondered what the rest of the words were -- which is why I've just homed into this site.
It would seem as if the words of the song I'd read back then is either another version of it or a totally different song with the same title.
It's strange, though, that anyone would use the American spelling of "Jail" as mentioned above, in an English folk song.
Anyway, I'll keep looking for the song with the "Ye'll all 'ave 'eard of Durham Gaol" beginning!