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Thread #101028   Message #3908857
Posted By: Brian Peters
01-Mar-18 - 03:15 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sheep Crook and Black Dog (Ewan MacColl)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sheep Crook and Black Dog (Ewan MacColl)
There are all sorts of possibilities as to what the first line means. If it has been corrupted as often happens in both traditions it may mean nothing as it stands. It could well be that the person who supplied the first version to the printers heard it at the pleasure gardens and misheard

Yes, that's what I was wondering, Steve.

Agreed about Barry Finn, Dick, he was a great bloke.