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GUEST,harvey andrews Songs about Hull (110* d) RE: Songs about Hull 05 Jul 01


Yes, I'm a Brummie. No, I didn't go to school in Coventry..I went to College to train as a teacher. "Boothferry Bridge" is often taken as proving I came from Hull. The truth is I was driving to a gig there musing on the fact that Americans had such evocative names in their songs ie Witchita..and I was on the road to places like Wigan that could never be used in the same context of romantic travelling song without eliciting English audience laughter.(sorry Wiganite mudcatters) Then I went over this bridge and the name hit me..as well as the secret,..you need vowels. Boooothfeeeeryyyy..sings well..bridges are symbols of travel, of leaving and returning..and I began to compose a song that's still in the repertoire, and requested, 30 years later. Only problem is it's a rusty old swing bridge not The Golden Gate!!!


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