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Thread #48566   Message #4187261
Posted By: r.padgett
14-Sep-23 - 02:50 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Battle of Sowerby Bridge
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Battle of Sowerby Bridge
I did record this song in 2010 ~ lyrics from Swan Arcade and I do admit the area in West Yorkshire is not very familiar to me but the place names are largely correct and research for tourists is recommended!

I suspect the song was written by someone no longer young but with a young persons memory of lost youth and good young friends up for some devilment ~ Geoff Wood maybe late of the Grove, Leeds folk club, fits the bill

It's a great song and the "enthusiasm " of Dave Brady sing yer beggars sing in smoky folk clubs comes to mind