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Thread #99894   Message #3003689
Posted By: GUEST,Jim Kay
10-Oct-10 - 08:12 AM
Thread Name: Songs about Whitby??!
Subject: RE: Songs about Whitby??!
I used to sing a song called "The Whitby to Scarborough Line" more than 35 years ago. I can only remember the 1st verse now and would love to get the rest of the lyrics. It was in a great song book I had with songs of the Railways and Navigators. Included was a song about the King's Cross Strike of the 50's. Wish I could find it again. Anyway, here is what I recall as the 1st verse oof Whitby to Scarborough Line:
                      If you go from Hawsker to Robin Hood's Bay
                      You will find there a railway line hidden away
                      Lost and concealed by the ravage of time --
                      They call it the Whitby to Scarborough Line.
The song also refers to Ravenscar Rock, Filingdales and other places along it's course.
Any help in tracking down the Lyrics would be appreciated.
I never forgot the tune but one verse is not really enough for a performance.
All the Best,
Jim Kay.