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Thread #7847 Message #3911239
Posted By: GUEST,jim bainbridge
15-Mar-18 - 02:41 PM
Thread Name: Seeking the Pitman's Bible
Subject: RE: Seeking the Pitman's Bible
I'm pretty certain that Louis got the Exodus story from Jim Irvine, MC of the Marsden Inn folk club in South Shields in the mid sixties.
I had got it from my pal John Greenwell (who much preferred Ray Charles to folk music) in the Grey Hen pub in Harton about 1963 and I gave it to Jim in written form- he made a great job of it, and often recited it on Marsden Rattlers bookings- we did not do GIGS!
We were often favoured by visits from Louis in those days & I expect that's how Louis got it.
nb this is not a claim that it was the original version, just a comment which may be of interest