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GUEST,Lindsay Lyr Req: Hev Yew Gotta Loight Boy? (A Smethurst) (34) RE: Lyr Req: 'Hev yew gorra loight boy?' 27 Aug 04


After the death of "The Singing Postman" (Allan Smethurst) a wealth of his lovely songs became available on CD which hadn't been around since the 60s. I got mine from Anglian Music. His song "Mystery of Owld Tom's Grave" is probably my favourite song, and I have a book of the sheet music to all the songs featured on his early LP "Recorded Delivery".

I think it is a great shame that Allan Smethurst became largely forgotten after his early success with "Hev You Got A Loight Bor". He died in relative obscurity about 3 years ago in a Salvation Army Hostel (thank goodness SOME kind people looked after him) in Grimsby. Ironically, he died within a few days of my other hero, Sir Jimmy Shand.


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