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Thread #69929   Message #4074881
Posted By: GUEST,Surreysinger sans cookie
09-Oct-20 - 03:59 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Last Valentine's Day / Black Sloven
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Valentine's Day / Black Sloven
It's a long time since I posted here - and this is reviving a rather old thread, but as a result of someone performing the song in an online club zoom session and announcing it as having been collected by Lucy Broadwood, it's probably as well to mention here that it is not certain that Lucy actually collected it. Manuscript copies of the words exist in the Lucy Broadwood collection at Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, but they are not in Lucy's hand, and are in the subsection of the collection related to songs that were collected by John Broadwood, Henry Fowler Broadwood (her father), or John Schudi Broadwood (her grandfather). So it looks more likely to have been from one of those three rather than the lady. (I haven't yet seen a copy of the notation of the song yet though).