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CheshireCat Lyr Req: The Curly Headed Ploughboy (9) Lyr Add: THE BLUE-EYED STRANGER AND THE CURLY-... 02 Jun 11

The version on the albion Band's No Surrender (possibly the same as the version on Grandson of Morris On(?) combines the two dance tunes The Blue-Eyed Stranger and The Curely-Headed Ploughboy. The lyrics are something like:

(from the Albion Band recording, No Surrender)

The blue-eyed stranger shuffled into town
With his fiddle slung over his shoulder-oh
He seemed so shy that he caught the maidens' eye
But he proved to be much bolder-oh
Said "I can dance the bagpipes, I can dance a jig
And I can jump the highest caper-oh.
And I can play a tune that'll charm the singing birds,
I'm the finest catgut scraper-oh".

Oh, the curly-headed ploughboy
Has left his team to graze and,
To his delight, he's donned his whites
For these are dancing days.

Oh, the curly-headed ploughboy
He straps his bellpads on and
With flowers fresh upon his hat
He jingles down the lane.

And all the girls will blow a kiss
And some will heave a sigh
As the curly-headed ploughboy
Goes whistling gaily by.

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