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Subject: Lancashire Lads
From: GUEST,Ian Graham
Date: 11 Jan 01 - 12:08 PM

Anyone know the lyrics to a song called The Lancashire Lads or something similar?

It's about a woman complaining to her mother because she's been loved and left by a soldier (the woman has, not the mother).

The last line of one verse is "The Lancashire Lads have gone away, whatever will I do?"

I'm humming the tune now, but it doesn't come across very well in straight ASCII.

Thanks

Ian Graham

PS Very useful site. All hail to Mudcat.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LANCASHIRE LADS
From: John J
Date: 11 Jan 01 - 12:24 PM

how about:

It was last Monday morning
as I have heard the say
our orders came from Manchester
we were to march away

Cho:
The Lancashire lads have gone abroad
whatever shall we do?
leaving many a pretty fair maid
to cry what shall I do

Said a mother to her daughter
what makes you talk so strange
for to want to marry a lancashire lad
the whole wide world to range

for soldiers are but rambling boys
and get but little pay
and they maintain a wife and child
on 18 pence a day

said a mother to her daughter
I'll have you close confined
you'll never marry a Lancashire lad
he'll be no son of mine

Should you confine me 7 long years
and afterwards set me free
I'll go and look for me Lancashire lad
when I've gained my liberty

My love he is dressed in scarlet
and he marches with the blues
and every town that he goes through
to his weethart he'll be true

We'll get sweet hearts enough me boys
and girls that'll please our minds
but we'll never forget fair Manchester
or the girls we've left behind

I think

JJ


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Subject: RE: Lancashire Lads
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 11 Jan 01 - 02:55 PM

Posted earlier this year, in this thread:  Lancashire Lads

Found via "Digitrad and Forum Search" on the main Forum page.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lancashire Lads
From: GUEST,Ian Graham
Date: 11 Jan 01 - 03:24 PM

The very one.

Many thanks to both of you.

Ian


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Subject: RE: Lancashire Lads
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 12 Jan 01 - 03:32 AM

Good version by Geoff Higginbottom - try to have a listen either live or on one of his albums.

DtG


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Subject: RE: Lancashire Lads
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 12 Jan 01 - 03:47 AM

DTG, Is Geoff Higgibottom still singing? He gave us some very good nights in the Llandudno Folk Club.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Lancashire Lads
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 12 Jan 01 - 04:07 AM

Yes Jon, still going strong and as powerful as ever if not more so! Still does the local folk clubs but as he is now national we do not see as much of him as I would like. I'm not sure when he is on at Swinton next but he is on at the Star in Failsworth on Feb 18 and Gregson Lane folk club on May 3rd. I'm sure he must be on elsewhere as well but these wee the only listings I could find.

If you need contact details for him PM me - I'm sure he will be only to happy to "come home again to Wales...";-)

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Lancashire Lads
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 12 Jan 01 - 04:22 AM

I'm no longer involved in the folk club bit round here (and booking wise I have at the most been part of a team)but if I was, I would happily book GH again. At the time I am thinking of, he was one of our "Mr. Reliables" - not expensive but we knew he would always give a good night. Trying to think who else there was.... Derick Gifford springs to mind and Barry Skinner who at the time used to live in Beddgelert (and maybe still does) used to do a wonderful job for us.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Lancashire Lads
From: Ringer
Date: 12 Jan 01 - 07:14 AM

Tut tut, Malcolm: you haven't quite got to grips with this Millennium thing, have you? "Posted last year" I think you mean. (Sorry: just being pedantic)


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Subject: RE: Lancashire Lads
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 12 Jan 01 - 08:21 AM

And for another very fine version of the song, seek out Donald McGeoch's CD "Doon Yonder Den".


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Subject: RE: Lancashire Lads
From: GUEST,Peter Dean
Date: 12 Jan 01 - 11:06 AM

Also a very fine version done by Dave Burland, spliced together with "I'm going for a soldier, Jenny" Splendid idea.


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Subject: RE: Lancashire Lads
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 12 Jan 01 - 01:16 PM

Er, yes... last year.  Oddly enough, I haven't written the wrong date on any cheques, yet, though.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lancashire Lads
From: Anglo
Date: 12 Jan 01 - 01:51 PM

Well, if you're chasing down recorded versions, there's always the Dransfields.


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