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Thread #147931   Message #3431399
Posted By: GUEST,Jack Sprocket
05-Nov-12 - 12:39 PM
Thread Name: The Jarrow March
Subject: RE: Folklore: I have to ask the Brits-The Jarrow March
Al, the Trimdon Grange tune as commonly sung now was I believe a revival composition- by Anne Briggs I think. I understand it was originally sung to a brass- bandy sort of march tune which may also have been one of the more muscular hymns, and sung to the tune I have in mind (which I can't remember if it is the original one, or just something I've gathered and thought would fit) doesn't sound half so snivelling. U.N. Ma Colle did a similar groanifying job on Poor Cotton Weaver.