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Thread #74458 Message #3691997
Posted By: GUEST,Dick Holdstock
06-Mar-15 - 01:58 PM
Thread Name: Who's songwriter John Pole?
Subject: RE: Who's John Pole?
Sorry to come in so late on this. I have sung Punch and Judy for years after learning it from Mike Pratt in Vancouver B.C.
About 20 years ago I sang it as a floor singer in Scotland, to much acclaim until the next singer got up and said how much he hated the song. I asked him why? He said the Punch and Judy song came in first place at a song writing contest when he entered. Poles song beat the best song he had ever written so he humorously remained mad at Pole.