Thanks to Les B and Eunice (The Lancashire Barm-Pots) for t’Lancashire Neet, t’was enjoyed by all. Les didn’t let us down with tunes of depression. We did notice that in the first three songs and then in probably every alternate one thereafter, someone died. The head count was officially far higher than a series of Midsummer Murders.
We were missing the Wreckin’ Crew of Brendan, Trevor, Steve G, Paul and George to-night, so had no drummer and missed out on a dependable set of soloists. The Ashes this week consisted of Tom on Percussion, Eddie on harmonica and initially Ken on Bass but I’m sure Dave D and others had a go. Thanks for the backing. Thanks to soloists leading the tunes – Joy; Bernard; Ian; Mark; Eddie; Les H; Al; Brian and Dave D.
This week’s STARTIME featured:
- Les H with the Rolling Stones’ Waiting on a Friend (1961)
- David Brindley with FivePenny Pieces’ Ee By Gum but I’m Cold
- Joy gave us a traditional song with many variations, the words of the one sung was Joe Boden’s “I’ll Go with Him Wherever He Goes”, but there are others versions with slightly different wording. Either a traditional Irish song I’ll Still Love Him or a Norfolk song The Black Shawl, dependent on your source of information. In any case it seems to be a song from a battered wife (ah the misery).
- Dave D gave us a slightly country number with Sara Evans Suds in the Bucket (2003)
Earlier Bernard did give us a spoken rendition of The Funeral Song – Co-op and Tea (Keith Marsden). A copy of t’words is attached. The song can be found in a book entitled “Picking Sooty Blackberries” (£100 from Amazon !!!) An double album of Keith Marsden songs by folk group Cockersdale and recorded live in Whitby is also available.
Whilst we can’t find a music sheet listing, there are a couple of YouTube renditions at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koL9hP9vZqk AND https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY5YCCOfioc
Next Week it’s Al Cross with Les Harris. Set list later.
An updated Leader's List is attached, any problems with this one, please advise. Steve