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Thread #29533   Message #374024
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
13-Jan-01 - 03:04 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: lament of a working class hero's wife
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: for lament of a working class heroes
I don't have the song, but can provide the following information from Jack Campin which might possibly help someone to find it.  Apparantly it's a Feminist song, written collectively in the 1970s in Scotland (possibly Edinburgh) and set to the pipe march The Black Bear.  It was published in the Pluto Press anthology, My Song Is My Own, and begins

"Oh, the sink is leaking and the wains are greeting..."

I've only found reference to one recording of it, on The Patter - The Album & More (various artists, Lismor Records LCOM6020)

If it's any help with identification, there are a couple of sets of the tune -midis available- (I assume it's the same one, though probably rather bouncier as a march than as a lament!) at  JC's Tunefinder

The Black Bear

Malcolm