The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #17293 Message #3565540
Posted By: Tattie Bogle
09-Oct-13 - 08:26 PM
Thread Name: Origins: They Don't Write 'Em Like That Anymore
Subject: RE: Origins: They Don't Write 'Em Like That Anymore
It has been popular with a number of singers in Scotland, including the late Maggie Cruickshank who used to sing it in our local sessions. I was also at a session in the Borders close to last Christmas, where Peter Parlane sang it: thanks to the annual Paper and Comb championships at Stonehaven Folk Festival, I just happened to have with me in my gig bag a piece of old-fashioned toilet paper and comb,so was able to accompany the final chorus appropriately!