Her hair it was as black as jet, in ringlets hanging down; I understand the BNP had misappropriated Steve Knightley’s/Show of Hands ‘Roots’ song on their website, so he had to ask them to stop it and give it back, which they did without argument. perhaps it was he who moved the events to Swansea. Didn’t know there were still trains with corridors and compartments. But worth many repeat performances, so here it is on here again! And he promised he'd prove faithful to his lass of Swansea Town.”, And I says, “My charming creature sad news I have to tell, beautifully sung. He’s getting a window popping up saying: A script is running that is causing Internet Explorer to run slowly. live at The Down River Folk Club, King William IV, Walthamstow on in 1977 on his solo LP Search the universe all over and her equal canât be found. Interesting phrase- my universal woman… as in a girl in each port? Jon acknowledges Mike Waterson as his source of this and notes, “Bellowhead have done this a few times – maybe we’ll get around to recording it at some point.”. Title: Swansea Town Incidentally, Phil begins the second line of the ; Bodleian Just watched Keith Allan interview Nick Griffin of the British National Party and the latter revealed that he is a great fan of folk music and especially of Peter Bellamy. Once more to part from you, fine girl, you're the girl that I adore, Eight years ago I left you when's Bermuda I was bound; Apparently the tune was originally a capstan shanty and is common to other songs. Roud 1416 Andy Turner sang The Lass of Swansea Town It’s actually me! And he swore he would prove faithful to the lass of Newcastle Town.”. She's my universal woman and her equal can't be found, I was a wages clerk in those days. However, more light may be shed when I watch a dvd I bought in the pound shoppe boldly entitled ‘You Can Sing!’ Of course, there may a reason why it was only a pound… and my singing may reflect this accordingly…. indicates the tune He asked me to post why. So excuse me while I catch up on the songs and discussions. And begged me to protect the blooming lass of Swansea Town.”, Then on the ground in agony this pretty maid did fall, Then the computer crashes! Her hair it was as black as jet, in ringlets hanging down, Since other versions of the song stop short of this device with no happy ending, I think the contrivance is a bit of a tacked-on twist to re-unite the couple. Am I the only one who finds the whole broken token thing a bit creepy? @Reinhard I have found the song I was asking about the other day I had the Spiers and Boden Songs CD on this morning and one of the songs is Lucy Wan which is similar to Edward for content eg who.s blood it is. I wish I’d time to follow the Australian AFSAD as well, but a stretch too far methinks. 1 Oh! a come-all-ye which bears many traces of Irish composition. And the Dread Pyrate Roberts mask fooled Buttercup in A Princess Bride. I haven’t been down Gaskell Street in a while, but they are still there on Google as being at Nelson Mill and selling Industrial Clothing. Last updated ; VWML LEB/9/268/1 Still love this Rose of Allendale-type song. I'm bound to cross the ocean, girl, once more to part with you; The short-sighted contrivance at least allows for a happy ending, so alright by me… also very short-sighted! Old Swansea Town Once More This song was originally a windlass and capstan shanty. She said, “Kind sir, I'm looking For me bonny soldier dear. I must remember the 5th to come back for the link again. Thomas, Mary or George) of London, and no doubt by others. chorus as: “Search the universe all over.” Through mishearing, Country Songs and Music. of his home town. Farewell to you, my Nancy, ten thousand times adieu, I'm bound to cross the ocean girl, Really enjoyed this one. Chap pretends to be someone else, saying that the young lady’s true love is dead and then OH LOOK! A-viewing of the soldiers and I saw a pretty maid, But I bet Miss Peggy Pryde singing ‘The Song Of The Thrush’ went down a storm in Australian mining camps though! It sounds like they have branched out – I really cannot see two firms with identical names. Farewell to you, my Nancy, ten thousand times adieu, Rusher, lived there and inserted the name Printers might leave a blank, as in Saying, “I never will rest âtil in me breast there strikes a cannon ball. For her hair it was as black as jet in ringlets hanging down. to Bristol. She's the blooming rose of South Wales and the lass of Swansea Town. AussieFSAD one is a Nice little sad song/story apart from the discord! Garry Gillard transcribed Mike Waterson's version; Muzza followed your link but think I will stick to the English version. 4 Oh, it's now the storm is over and we are safe on shore, It encompasses caribbean shanties and quebecois dance, and a whole world in between. acknowledging Mike Waterson as his source and noting: Bellowhead have done this a few times—maybe weâll get around to But apart from the last line of the verses there is hardly any similarity SRD, you made me laugh though! And he asked me to protect his blooming rose of Swansea Town.”, And it's on the ground in agonies this pretty maid did fall, A bit different from the ‘broken token’ group of songs where the chap usually sails away for seven years – folks obviously change a lot in that length of time as the girl never seems to recognise him at first on his return! Left 2 messages on FB under some pictures and thanks for update. I’m thinking a vulture in a cage at this point… I would not put it past you, Muzzy! Sun Dec 22, 2019 (The Folk Songs of Britain Volume 8; Caedmon 1961; Topic 1970), She was a blooming rose of South Wales and a lass of Swansea Town. Anybody tried that for real you’d call the police right? in 1968 on his eponymous EFDSS album, just had to listen to this thrush song again from my comment in 2012, http://ozfolksongaday.blogspot.com/2012/01/song-of-thrush.html.