The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #125891   Message #2792651
Posted By: doc.tom
20-Dec-09 - 07:10 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Oyster Girl
Subject: RE: Oyster Girl lyrics sought
"I gave my heart to an Oyster Girl; my beautiful Oyster Girl" is not the Oyster Girl that Mervyn Vincent & Charlie Bate used to sing (that would be the Cornish memory - and almost certainly Bob Cann's therefore). Their version was like the broadsides quoted above and does not fit to the English jig Oyster Girl. Sounds like a different & rather nice set of words to the jig.

TomB