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Thread #102174   Message #2068201
Posted By: RTim
04-Jun-07 - 11:38 AM
Thread Name: Worst Folk Song Ever?
Subject: RE: Worst Folk Song Ever?
Many many years ago at a Friday "Murder Songs Theme" evening at The Focsle in Southampton I sang a version of murder ballad - Cup of Poison - I called it Jealousy, and it was collected from George Blake of St. Denys . Now half way through the song (that I had learnt for the occasion) I forgot the actual words, but remembered the story - so I sort of made it up as went along.
John Paddy Brown (compere of evening) said afterwords - "That was probably the WORST song I have ever heard song in this club!" - Of course he was right and it took me well over 30 years to sing the song again!

Tim Radford