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Thread #73132 Message #2899377
Posted By: GUEST,Garry Nevin...
03-May-10 - 06:03 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Bouncing Billy Barker
Subject: RE: Folklore: Bouncing Billy Barker
I knew Tony Hill through the Eagle and Child Folk Club, Whitefield Manchester in the early 1980's and Bouncing Billy Barker was always a favourite of the regulars and the whole room would resinate when we all sang the chorous. Tony was a lovely chap and he gave me a book of his songs once which has sadly been lost in various house moves.
A fine chap singing about a remarkable character....and I for one believe all the feats attributed to the one and only "Bouncing Billy Barker" and what a huge delight to find Tony singing the song on the internet-brought back many fond memories of The Eagle and Child.
Kind Regards All,
Picton New Zealand