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Thread #31186   Message #406182
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
25-Feb-01 - 07:34 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Nancy from Yarmouth / Nancy from London
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nancy from Yarmouth
Nope, none of the ones there that I could actually read....

Basically it is a love song about Nancy who loves William, and he is a sailor. The lines I quoted are correct, and the tune is quite wistful and almost a lament. I think it may be local to Dorset, it's certainly the only place I've found it.....