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Thread #2169 Message #798199
Posted By: Schantieman
07-Oct-02 - 07:24 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Admiral Benbow
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Admiral Benbow lyrics
Tundra (Doug & Sue Hudson) did a version (I think the Coppers') on their 'Songs from Greenwich' LP.
John Benbow was indeed a Shrewsbury tanner's son. His grandfather, had been an admiral, on the losing side in the Civil War. After the Restoration, his grandson had to start from the bottom again.
There's a version in the Bodleian ballad library - I'll try and find it and post a link.