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Posted By: Owen Woodson
16-Feb-12 - 03:00 PM
Thread Name: A Liverpool Folk Song a Week
Subject: RE: A Liverpool Folk Song a Week
Richard,

Nice to see that you've managed to track down the Swan Swims So Bonny. I remember mentioning that one when we spoke a few months ago.

Also The Rambling Royal. Not realising that Phil Colclough had also collected a version, I'd always imagined that Bert Lloyd had rewritten it from The Bold Belfast Shoemaker. That will be a nice one to confound the naysayers with anyway.

I know it's stretching a point but Southport is part of Merseyside. So I'd suggest that any of the splendid maritime folksongs which Anne Gilchrist collected from W(illiam?) Bolton in 1906/7 would be worth including.

BTW. I think someone has done some research into the background of Mr Bolton, but I'm damned if I can remember who. Anybody else able to help?