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Thread #51834   Message #3347464
Posted By: RoyH (Burl)
06-May-12 - 11:07 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Who Wrote Dalesman's Litany? (Moorman)
Subject: RE: Origins: Who Wrote Dalesman's Litany?
Mention is made here of the song 'The Methody Parson', sung by me on my Topic vinyl 'Champions of Folly'. I learned the song in 1962 or 63 from Tom Randall of Retford, then living in Cardiff. He got it from a great Yorkshire folk stalwart, the late Rennie Pickles. Tom is now retired from a career as a bookseller, and lives in Somerset, where he once played concertina in The Blue Hill Button Band. Maybe he still does.
Incidentally, 'Champions of Folly' was reviewed by someone in North Wales who said, in effect, I haven't got the original words, that the album was fine Except for 'The Methody Parson' which was in very bad taste'
Memories of Rennie Pickles anyone?