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GUEST,Rumncoke ADD/Origins: The Rout of the Blues (38) ADD Version: THE ROUT OF THE BLUES 07 Aug 05


Still a guest even though I signed in - maybe the security system on this pc will not allow access

The original words were

THE ROUT OF THE BLUES

As I was a walking on Scarborough sands
Such jolly fine sports for to view
All the lasses were crying and wringing their hands
Saying rout it is come for the blues
Rout it is come for the blues

And Dolly unto her old mother did say
My heart's full of love it is true
And she packed up her clothing without more delay
To take her last leave of the Blues
Take her last leave of the Blues.

Our landlords and landladies walk arm in arm
And so do the young women too
You'd have laughed if you'd seen how the lasses flocked in
To take the last leave of the Blues
Take the last leave of the Blues

We tarried that night and part of next day
For sweethearts we had got enough
And times being hard the lasses did spend
On a glass of good gin for the Blues
A glass of good gin for the Blues

Such sparkling young fellows sure never were seen
As the Blues and Her Majesty too
You could search the world over and Yorkshire all through
There's none to compare with the Blues
None to compare with the Blues

Now the boats being ready these lads to jump in
And the music so sweetly halloed
They gave out their voices in three loud hurrahs
Sucess to the Queen and her Blues
Sucess to the Queen and her Blues.

These are taken from my book, copied from the magazine of the EFDSS - I have been a member for over thirty years so I don't have the issue to hand - but I am pretty good about copying words exactly even if I sing different ones.

Its a nice tune, 3/4 time I think - music not being my strong suit. Yes, you could waltz to it - 3/4 time.

Anne


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