Mudcat Café message #3707829 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157175   Message #3707829
Posted By: MGM·Lion
09-May-15 - 03:19 PM
Thread Name: 'Traditional songs' on The Archers
Subject: RE: 'Traditional songs' on The Archers
Also, of course, the Makem family's Dick Darby the Cobbler. & one that I remember Henry [aka Hyam] Morris used to sing, with hammer & stitch actions a bit like Tommy Makem's on Dick Darby --

I sit and mend shoes for a living
My wife drinkes whisky and gin
And fast as I makes any money-i
She'll spend it down at the Sun Inn
[Rye-tie-tiddlum chorus with actions]

Now my wife has become a teetotaller
She doesn't drink whisky no more
So fast as I makes any money-i
I saves it up by the galore