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Posted By: Susanne (skw)
04-Jan-02 - 06:55 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Manchester Cornstalk
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Manchester cornstalk
Yes, I've got Bill Price's LP, 'I Sing As I Please', made by the German label Autogram in 1978. I believe he died not long after, quite unexpectedly, or we'd have had more recordings.

The lyrics are on the songsheet and I will transcribe them this weekend. I can't check them though, my record player is on strike. (Autogram's transcriptions are notoriously unreliable.) For now, here are Bill's own notes:

[1978:] A hunt song from the Holme Valley Beagles. I got this version from the singing of Rosa Barnes of Rothwell near Leeds. (Notes Bill Price, 'I Sing As I Please')