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GUEST,Andrew Lyr Req: Streets of Staithes (Garbutt/Slater) (25) RE: Lyr Req: streets of staithes 18 May 05


The 'herring pens' should be 'buried hens'. Its a name for under age lobsters. I assume they cant get into the pubs at Whitby !!

Think its 'Sea mist lifting to fragmented specs of light' in Verse 1

Paul is right phonetically but Pall is better way to spell it.

Not being finnickity just few other corrections :

Instead of for a way of life ... - were a way if life but are an unmarked grave- in last verse

final line - along the hardship cobbled streets of Staithes -

But how can I claim to know better these are transcriptions from Vin Garbutt and I don't really speak Teeside but think Ive got it mostly right.

So I'm another one that knows it.. Sang it lots in my youth and will go and see if I can still do it now. Thanks for jogging the memory.


Andrew


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