The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11090   Message #81806
Posted By: Steve Parkes
26-May-99 - 07:57 AM
Thread Name: Narrowboat songs
Subject: RE: Narrowboat songs
The canal in "The Callibar" really did exist. It became disused between the wars (I think). There's an excellent book about it, the naem of which completely escapes me. There's also a Black Country version of the song; "Next time I go to the Patent Shaft [steelworks] I'll take the bloody tram".