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Thread #155766   Message #3667651
Posted By: Reinhard
09-Oct-14 - 06:38 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Along Came The Devil
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Along Came The Devil
This verse is from "Apples and Potatoes" on June Tabor's album "Against the Streams":

  1. Yonder comes the devil with his pitchfork and shovel,
    He was digging up potatoes on the turnkipe road.
    But the road it was so hard, he couldn't get 'em up,
    So away ran the devil with his tail cocked up

    From the singing of Joe Jones, gypsy, St Mary Cray, Kent

  2. Tune: God Killed the Devil

    From the playing of Lemmie Brazil, gypsy, Gloucester

  3. Who's that a-climbing up my old apple tree?

    Bridget, my darling, I'm longing to see.
    I'm not stealing apples, o, I can explain:
    The wind bloweth high and knocked 'em down
    So I'm puttig 'em back again.

    From the singing of Jasper Smith, gypsy, Epsom, Surrey

All collected by Mike Yates in 1973-8