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Thread #51816   Message #3443716
Posted By: GUEST,Phil Crifase
28-Nov-12 - 11:19 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Redwing - East Anglian Song and Tune
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Redwing - East Anglian Song and Tune
This is the version we sang in the depression thirties. I believe Blacking* was the name of a black-like-paste that would harden when applied to fill a hole in the sole of ones shoe


Oh the sun shines bright on Charlie Chaplin
His shoes are cracking, they're needing blacking*
And his old grey pants are needing patching
Where he was scratching' mosquito bites.