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Thread #16718   Message #3005811
Posted By: Garry Gillard
13-Oct-10 - 03:48 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Sheepstealer
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Sheepstealer
With regard to my transcription - as this has just arisen again in relation to Jon Boden's singing the *other* song on *A Folk Song a Day* - the only changes I would now make to the first two lines of the second verse are these: 'we' instead of 'he'; and 'skin and all' instead of 'skinned it all', thus:

A famous scratch we had with the stuff we stole just now
We killed the sheep and skin and all on an open bough

I know this doesn't make much sense, but ... it's a folk song, and it does at least rhyme :)