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Thread #58481 Message #928061
Posted By: RoyH (Burl)
07-Apr-03 - 04:20 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Turpin Hero / Turpin's Valour
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turpin Hero: Roy Harris' version
I got it from Roger Grimes who used to sing at the Nottingham Traditional Music Club. Don't know his source but if the Billy Bartle version contains 'valious' it's likely to be his. It has 'changed a bit in transmission' albeit unknowingly over the course of 30 years of singing. I hadn't noticed 'tossed' instead of 'cast'. I haven't seen Roger in years. I believe he now lives in the Gloucester (UK)area. 'Valious' is a good word, a combination of valiant and glorious or chivalrous maybe. Whatever, I feel I know what it means. It's rather like Phil Tanner's 'Tribulous' in 'The Parson & The Clerk'. BTW Veteran are at this very moment working on a CD of Tanner's singing. When that comes out no lover of British traditional singing should miss it. Burl.