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Thread #69929   Message #4090623
Posted By: GUEST,Mzaliwa wa Ingereza
30-Jan-21 - 04:00 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Last Valentine's Day / Black Sloven
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Valentine's Day / Black Sloven
Big thanks to Kevthefarmer.

George Wyndham had a brother Charles who was also a colonel and was the squire of my village, Rogate. James Norris as whipper-in to Col G. Wyndham's hunt confirms that we are talking (singing) about George. Bob Lewis who sang this grew up in Heyshott only a few miles from Petworth so there is a good chance his mother got the song through the tradition.
COVID permitting the Petworth-based Chiddingfold, Leconfield and Cowdray Hunt still have a trail-hunting meet in Rogate.