The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6482 Message #3855626
Posted By: Steve Gardham
17-May-17 - 05:41 PM
Thread Name: ADD/Origins: The Rout of the Blues
Subject: RE: ADD/Origins: The Rout of the Blues
No, Joe, you're not barking, it has some phrases in common with 'Sweet Nightingale' but as Ebor has said Dave Hillery used the tune of 'Streets of Laredo' which has more in common. I believe Dave is still around in County Durham somewhere. Dave Howes may be another York Dave or he may be a mistake for the other Dave. Dave produced a couple of albums and it might be on one of them.
Before the days of scanners I borrowed a copy of his thesis intending to get it copied but the cost of copying it at the local library was prohibitive at the time. He collected songs in the York area in the 60s.