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Thread #61881 Message #996899
Posted By: Leadfingers
05-Aug-03 - 03:06 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Onboard a 98: Peter Bellamy
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Onboard a 98: Peter Bellamy
I dont have the lyric but have a nice bit of back ground.Peter found this song in the library at C#Ho and couldnt understand why no one was singing such a good song,so he got a friend who could read music to play the tune for him(Peter did not read music)He then knew why,cos the tune given was terrible,so Peter took the words and wrote his own tune for it.That was what he said the first time I heard him sing On Board a Ninety Eight.That was at The High Wycombe Folk Chamber in the late sixties if my memory is working today.