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GUEST,Jon Dudley Origins: The Old Dun Cow (McIntyre!) (46) RE: Origins: The Old Dunn Cow (McIntyre!) 25 Feb 10

Mike, there are a plethora of Music Hall songs in the repertoire -'The Horse the Missus dries the clothes on', 'Corduroy'. 'It won't last very very long', 'The Golden Dustman', 'My Uncle Jimmy', 'The Veteran', 'Scapegrace', 'There was an old farmer who had an old sow' and many more. We're pretty sure that Jim Copper an inveterate music hall attendee introduced them (don't forget we had music hall in nearby Brighton) and he also bought sheet music as well. These appear in Jim's 1933 songbook together with all the old traditional 'hits' but they are absent from what Jim described as 'The BBC songbook' which ONLY included traditional material and reflected those which that august organisation wished to hear at the time of the early broadcasts on Country Magazine in the the 1950's. Hope that helps.

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