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Thread #21822   Message #3098627
Posted By: MRyer
19-Feb-11 - 01:48 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bogie's Bonny Belle
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bogie's Bonny Belle
I've been singing BBB for a number of years. The tune and phrasing I use are heavily influenced by Louis Killen. But I had lost track of where I had "lifted" the verses. I was thinking it was from a vinyl recording of the Dransfield brothers. Because of this thread, I searched YouTube for BBB by the Dransfields and this turned up:

Robin Dransfield's Bogie's Bonnie Belle

To my delight, the lyrics are almost identical to the ones I've been singing!! So I will attribute the lyrics to Robin Dransfield.

This version is different from many because it has two or three verses between "losing her bloom" at three months and bringing forth a son at nine months. These verses describe the lad being sent packing by Bogie just before the feeing term was up - with no fee paid, of course. (He's called back at nine months to deal with the birth.)

Worth a listen, at least.

While the guitar is tasteful, I prefer it unaccompanied.

Mark Ryer