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Thread #101028   Message #3908858
Posted By: Vic Smith
01-Mar-18 - 03:16 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sheep Crook and Black Dog (Ewan MacColl)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sheep Crook and Black Dog (Ewan MacColl)
Steve,
Unless I have changed the words without realising (always a possibility, I suppose).... the last two lines of what I sing is -

Was ever there a young man in such unhappy state,
As me with my Flora, my Flora of late.


But Caroline's versions present another difficulty; the second verse is the Sheepcrook & black dog one, the start of the third verse that I have from one of the three versions goes:-


Unto my Dearest Dinah, these words I did say,

and that is what I sing.
The trouble is that the only recorded version that I actually have here is the Kennedy one.