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GUEST,topcat Lyr Req: The Croppy Boy (from Barbara Dickson) (25) RE: Lyr Req: Barbara Dickson (version of Croppy Boy) 20 Nov 03

I have a reply from Barbara's agent who very promptly asked her for details. It would appear that Kevin is correct when he suggested the extra verses which Peter Bellamy used. The ballad is indeed The "Derry Gaol" which Barbara used from Sarah Makem. The repeating line "the very next step he took up the ladder" ends a thirty year lyrical riff which now thanks to all is resolved. As for the other crossover between "Croppy Boy" well there goes another thread.
All the best and thanks to all.

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