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Thread #51816   Message #791434
Posted By: Sandy Paton
25-Sep-02 - 10:08 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Redwing - East Anglian Song and Tune
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Redwing - East Anglian Song and Tune
Oh, the moon shines bright on Charlie Chaplin,
His boots are crackin'
For want o' blacknin'.
And his little baggy trousers needin' mendin'
Before we send him
Tae the Dardanelles.

That's how I learned it from Jeannie Robertson in Aberdeen, Scotland (1958). I included it on my 1959 Elektra record, in a medley with other kids' songs.

Sandy