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Thread #6482 Message #3855494
Posted By: GUEST,Ebor Fiddler
16-May-17 - 07:39 PM
Thread Name: ADD/Origins: The Rout of the Blues
Subject: RE: ADD/Origins: The Rout of the Blues
As far as I remember, the "Rout of the Blues", or "Scarborough Sands" was being sung in York Folk Clubs around 1966 or so. Dave Hillery had found the words in a collection in York Library, which I think was "Ingledew", liked them and put together a tune adapted from "The Streets of Laredo". The Dransfields were frequent guests at the Lowther in York, as they only lived over in Harrogate and were cheap (Honest!). From memory, I think they were friends with Dave Hillery and used his tune together with the "Salisbury Plain" set of words.