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Lyr Req: Loss of the Laforey (J Conolly/B Meek)

radriano 26 May 00 - 01:17 PM
Malcolm Douglas 26 May 00 - 01:56 PM
radriano 26 May 00 - 04:28 PM
GUEST,Gareth Evans Grandson of Laforey's Skipper 29 Sep 11 - 04:09 AM
Ross Campbell 29 Sep 11 - 08:55 AM
Ross Campbell 29 Sep 11 - 08:57 AM
Ross Campbell 29 Sep 11 - 09:01 AM
GUEST,Marlin Barea 21 Mar 15 - 04:32 AM
GUEST,# 21 Mar 15 - 07:52 AM
GUEST,Marlin Barea 21 Mar 15 - 10:59 AM
GUEST,Marlin Barea 22 Mar 15 - 02:17 PM
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Subject: Loss of the Laforey
From: radriano
Date: 26 May 00 - 01:17 PM

This is a song from the pens of John Conelly and Bill Meek.

The chorus is:

Their epitath, the newsboys calling through the [tea time?] town
And the sound of women weeping when the Laforey went down

The end of the first line of the chorus sounds like tea time town but that doesn't make sense to me. Anyone out there in Mudcat land know about this song? I'm thinking maybe it's the name of a town?

radriano


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loss of the Laforey
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 26 May 00 - 01:56 PM

It could be "tea-time"; that's about 5 pm, when the evening editions of the Newspapers -when we still had such things- would be on sale.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loss of the Laforey
From: radriano
Date: 26 May 00 - 04:28 PM

Thank you, Malcolm!

It certainly sound like the singer is saying tea-time and your explanation sure sounds logical.

Cheers,
radriano


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loss of the Laforey
From: GUEST,Gareth Evans Grandson of Laforey's Skipper
Date: 29 Sep 11 - 04:09 AM

Hello Radriano.
I am a Grandson of the Skipper of Laforey when it went down.
That lyric you did not think made sense was because it was refering to the Evening Newspaper Sellers calling out that Laforey had been lost with all 20 crew from Grimsby, Lincolnshire.
So calling through the "teatime town" does make sense.

If you Google "Trawler Laforey" you will find much information now because Three Norwegian Divers found Laforey on the 12th January 2010.
Laforey hit Sendingane Reef and not Ytterro, was well south of the Arctic Circle and so was not on the Arctic Coast of Norway.
The Crew were not abandoned as my own Father and others went to try and assist along with the Norwegian lifeboats and there are epitaphs to some of the Crew in Scartho Cemetery, Grimsby, 1 in Fleetwood cemetery and one in Alesund Norway.
Sadly only one body was found aproximately 70 miles to the North, 11 days after the tragedy, off the Island of Runde, Norway west of Alesund.
Gareth Evans.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loss of the Laforey
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 29 Sep 11 - 08:55 AM

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/rascarsbrook/Norway/laforey.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loss of the Laforey
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 29 Sep 11 - 08:57 AM

http://www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/Divers-discover-wreckage-tragic-trawler-Laforey-56-years/story-11532323-detail/story.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loss of the Laforey
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 29 Sep 11 - 09:01 AM

http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=108015&title=laforey&cat=1203


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loss of the Laforey (J Conolly/B Meek)
From: GUEST,Marlin Barea
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 04:32 AM

Hi
I just wondered where I could find the lyrics to this song? (Loss of The Laforey)

Marlin Barea


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loss of the Laforey (J Conolly/B Meek)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 07:52 AM

http://shantymen.com/book-us/

There is a 'get in touch' link in the lower right corner of the screen that opens. You may have to ask for lyrics there because they seem not to be online.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loss of the Laforey (J Conolly/B Meek)
From: GUEST,Marlin Barea
Date: 21 Mar 15 - 10:59 AM

Thank you very much, I'll give it a try.

Marlin Barea


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loss of the Laforey (J Conolly/B Meek)
From: GUEST,Marlin Barea
Date: 22 Mar 15 - 02:17 PM

Thankyou for that advice I managed to get my hands on a copy, do ask if you would like the copy.

Marlin Barea


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Loss of the Laforey (J Conolly/B Meek)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 22 Mar 15 - 02:35 PM

Thank you, Marlin. It would be great if you would be kind enough to post the words on Mudcat :-)

I'm glad it worked out for you.


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