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Thread #44011   Message #645860
Posted By: Raggytash
09-Feb-02 - 03:27 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Ballad of Seth Davy / Whiskey on a Sunday
Subject: RE: Who Wrote The Ballad of Seth Davy
A dancing doll is a wooden manikin pivoted at the shoulders, hips and knees, held by a thin rod about 18 inched long drilled into it's back. It is made to dance by placing it on a 4 x 24 inch thin plank which is then drummed with the fingers causing the doll to "dance" The second verse in the version I know goes "his tired old drummed a wooden beam, and the puppets dolls they danced the gear, a far better show than you ever did see, at the Pavvy on New Brighton Pier. This again would indicate the Liverpool connnection