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Thread #17155   Message #3682798
Posted By: GUEST,John from "Elsie` Band"
05-Dec-14 - 11:07 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Following the Old 'Oss (Tony Deane)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Following the Old 'Oss (Tony Deane)
Noggin, Below are Tony`s original lyrics.

Here`s adieu to winter whaling.
From now on it`s plain sailing.
For the summer is a-come unto day,
As we welcome the first of May,
Ch.:- When we`re following the Old Oss through the town.
      When we`re following the Old Oss, Padstow round.
      All on a bright May morning.
      All on the first of May.

And we rise in the morning early,
To remember Merv and Charlie.
By "The Golden Lion" we`ll stand to greet,
The Old Oss onto the street.

And there`ll be be cries or cribbin`.
We`ll not wear the Blue Ribbon.
It`s the Old Red Oss and a crate of beer,
That`ll bring us our good cheer.

And we`ll sing from morn till night time.
For one song it`s the right time.
Only in Padstow will we hear,
The Day Song loud and clear.

So good men don`t ignore us.
Join in the May Day chorus.
Dance with the Old Oss, It`s no sin,
To watch the summer come in.

"Merv" refers to Mervyn Vincent and "Charlie" to Charlie Bate.
As you can see there is no Jack in the song