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GUEST,John from Elsie`s Band Songs about golf (44) RE: Songs about golf 08 Nov 08

Oh Bainbo,
          You are speaking of the game I love!! There must be other members of this erudite group of people, namely singers of folk songs and all who delight in the fascinating challenge of golf, of you against the course, equipment and elements. To read the adverse comments upon this wonderfully frustrating pastime would make "Auld Tom Morris" turn in his Scottish grave.
          Frank Crummit, also an enthusiastic golfer, wrote a number of songs on the game, considered the best was the as aforementioned "Donald the Dub", sung to the tune often called, " The Girl I Left Behind Me". I have a recording of him doing that song but he does not include the last two lines heard on the version to which you bring our attention.
          Lowden Wainwright III has indeed written an excellent song on the game which, in truth, is a satire aimed at those who play it and it is worthy of performing. We include this in our repertoire of solo numbers with extra verses adde, written in the same vein. I believe he may call it something like "Golfing Blues". One can understand the consternation felt when he performed it to a Scottish audience.
            And now, Bainbow, I must get myself to the 19th hole for a stiff malt and settle my nerves!!

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