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Thread #128515   Message #2878424
Posted By: Richard Mellish
02-Apr-10 - 06:24 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Moses of the Mail (not MacColl)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Moses of the Mail (not MacColl)
> I never heard of a version by H. Boardman, but I think you may talk of Tony Rose's version. <

Well, I can correct at least two mis-hearings. Verse 2, line 1, "The signals on at Newton Heath" ("on" meaning that they indicated that the train had to stop, thus providing an opportunity for the driver to send the fireman to the shed). Verse 2, line 3, the place is Moston, on the outskirts of Manchester. Verse 2, line 4, I think MacColl sang