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Thread #128337 Message #2874786
Posted By: GUEST,JM
29-Mar-10 - 01:06 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Lollipop Man (Causley/Wilson/Tucker)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lollipop Man (Causley/Wilson/Tuck
I have been told that the song was invented by Bristol Morris Men on a car journey to dance somewhere. The joint authors were Adrian Shaw, Nigel Cooke (father of Nick Cooke) and John Maher. The chorus was subsequently adopted to sing before the dance (something they still do now) and performed at a ring meeting where it spread to other sides.
Adrian also wrote the words for the version of Valentine that I sing.