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Lyr Req: Long Tom the Old Yorkshire Gamekeeper

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GUEST,helen.mould@btinternet.com 29 Apr 02 - 03:21 PM
Malcolm Douglas 29 Apr 02 - 04:46 PM
GUEST,helen.mould@btinternet.com 30 Apr 02 - 11:38 AM
Cats 19 Oct 11 - 06:35 PM
Jim Dixon 22 Oct 11 - 02:09 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 22 Oct 11 - 02:43 PM
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Subject: Long Tom the Old Yorkshire Gamekeeper
From: GUEST,helen.mould@btinternet.com
Date: 29 Apr 02 - 03:21 PM

I am looking for these words, can any one point me in the direction please?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Long Tom the Old Yorkshire Gamekeeper
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 29 Apr 02 - 04:46 PM

Can you give us a little more information? Where did you hear it? Can you quote anything from it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Long Tom the Old Yorkshire Gamekeeper
From: GUEST,helen.mould@btinternet.com
Date: 30 Apr 02 - 11:38 AM

It is for a friend Dennis Ward, who used to sing it but lost the words. It is a Timmy Daniels song he said. I will ask him for some lines from it on Wed. evening. He does not have a computer.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Long Tom the Old Yorkshire Gamekeeper
From: Cats
Date: 19 Oct 11 - 06:35 PM

I am Long Tom, the Old Yorkshire Gamekeeper
I am just 7 feet tall
But if I want some game for my supper
I'm Long Tom the poacher and all.

Back when I knew Dennis we would always argue between Yorkshire and Cornwall in the first line as I remember it as being the old Cornish Gamekeeper which fits in with the local story of the Long Tom Standing stone who was a gamekeeper come poacher who was turned to stone by the Devil, Old Nick himself!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Long Tom the Old Yorkshire Gamekeeper
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 02:09 PM

Google Book Search indicates that the song might be mentioned in:

English Dance and Song: Volume 31
English Folk Dance and Song Society – 1969

Folk Song Index: A Comprehensive Guide to the Florence E. Brunnings Collection
Florence E. Brunnings - 1981


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Long Tom the Old Yorkshire Gamekeeper
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 02:43 PM

It was from Tommy Daniel's pamphlet as described in the notes for another of his songs on the Yorkshire Garland site: Old Jim Slack's Grey Horse.

Long Tom is not there, but maybe Steve Gardham has the words.


(I think there is also a recording in the Leeds archive)

Mick


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