The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #95694   Message #4098962
Posted By: The Sandman
23-Mar-21 - 05:45 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Oi Can't Get a Noice Loaf a Bread
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oi Can't Get a Noice Loaf a Bread
The Singing Postman was an excellent chronicler of norfolk rural life of the fifties and sixties, he wrote at least four excellent comic songs imo nicotine girl, my little miss from diss, was the bottom dropped out, mind your head bor.
he seems to be sneered at by one or two folk historians, who dwell on the fact he was not born in Norfolk, Smethurst was raised in Sheringham, Norfolk from the age of 11. His mother came from the nearby village of Stiffkey.
It is a pecuilarity of the uk folk revival that some people have to sneer at someone who has had commercial success, rather than judging him on the merits of his songwriting