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Thread #28581   Message #3278805
Posted By: GUEST,George Frampton
23-Dec-11 - 04:25 AM
Thread Name: Mummers Songs
Subject: RE: Mummers Songs
Charlie Bridger (died 1996) sang 'Darkies' (or 'Playing on the Old Banjo') which strikes me as a period Christy minstrel song. Charlie was born at Kenardington on the fringe of Romney Marsh in Kent, and joined the Woodchurch village band as a boy, retiring to Stone in Oxney in later life. I was given a recording of his songs you still wish to pursue this. Nice polka tune. I may have the words somewhere, otherwise contact me.