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Thread #153606   Message #3598305
Posted By: Steve Gardham
04-Feb-14 - 02:33 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Freddy Archer (victorian jockey)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Freddy Archer (victorian jockey)
To save you a bit of bother here's a transcription of the verse I took down from an anonymous singer aged 88 at Pidd's Rest Home, Margaret Street, Beverley Road in 1970. The singer had been a butcher and was born and lived in Beverley.

Freddie Archer's dead and gone, all the races that he won,
There was no one could say they were his master.
His empty saddle now, is all that we can show
Of the bold and fearless rider, Freddie Archer

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And it was on the Epsom Downs that he rode those great renowns,
The bold and fearless rider, Freddie Archer.

Thanks for the clickie, Gwilym. If you follow Gwilym's pointer you can listen to the tune.