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Thread #2245   Message #8652
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14-Jul-97 - 06:48 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Christmas Day in the Workhouse
Subject: RE: Christmas Day in the Workhouse
The "sheeps eyes" version was written by the music hall (vaudeville) performer Billy Bennet and that appears on a Topic Records LP 'Almost a Gentleman' 12T387 (1978). That has recently been expanded onto a CD within the past couple of months (no details I'm afraid). The original Sims version should be in many Victorian Parlour Ballads books. It was recorded by Kenneth Williams on a Saydisc LP some years ago bigj