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Tune Req: Pretty little girl with ribbons in hair

GUEST,Steve Harrison 02 Mar 14 - 12:22 PM
GUEST 02 Mar 14 - 08:15 PM
GUEST,Steve Harrison 05 Mar 14 - 04:40 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: Pretty little girl with ribbons in hair
From: GUEST,Steve Harrison
Date: 02 Mar 14 - 12:22 PM

I'm looking for the melody (and indeed the words too) of a music hall song with a first line something along the lines of 'A pretty little girl with ribbons in her hair'. My only information so far is from an acquaintance whose great grandmother apparently sang this in the halls. Any information would be welcome. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Pretty little girl with ribbons in hair
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Mar 14 - 08:15 PM

"We're going to need a bigger boat."

Do you have ANY other info about the song? Natalie Maines has the title locked up.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Pretty little girl with ribbons in hair
From: GUEST,Steve Harrison
Date: 05 Mar 14 - 04:40 PM

Alas, not much further info. I'm coming at this from information about the probable singers, names of Flower Dawes (mother) and Nellie Dawes (daughter) believed to be active singers in the halls in the second half of the C19th. It's been suggested that the tune for this song is (or resembles) that used for the Rochdale Coconut Dance in the 1850s, and still played by session/ ceilidh musicians under that name.
cheers
Steve


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