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Graham Pirt Northumbrian Fishing Songs (41) RE: NORTHUMBRIAN FISHING SONGS 02 Nov 99


The notion that there are 'correct' words for @Dance ti thee Daddy' is not really that appropriate. The notated variants have considerable changes reflecting the position that the song hold in the hearts of the people of the north-east. The version that I have been singing for over forty years is different from the one that you give, different from those in both the minstrelsy and Stokoe and reflect the fact that I learnt it from my grandfather. (And my words are probably different now from those he sang!) It's a great thing is the oral tradition!

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