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Stewie ADD: Rake and a Rambling Man (Don Henderson) (16) RE: ADD: Rake and a Rambling Man (Don Henderson) 07 Nov 20

Gerry, you are correct. I went to Peter Mann recording 'The Rake and Rambling Man' and the brief sleeve note related to praise of Henderson. I did not listen to the recording, but incorrectly assumed that Affley faithfully followed Henderson's text. I copied the text from the Henderson song book 'A Quiet Century'. I even repeated what is obviously a typo in the song book - 'pries' should be 'prise' (pull at, open). Affley makes some minor changes, particularly 'that's a rambling man'. He also alters the final stanza. I reckon he also misremembered the Henderson line 'With the police I know the score' which makes more sense than ' I owe no score'.

What is the story with you and Joe and 'the other thread'? The Mudcat songbook is obviously a fizzier but R-J, Sandra and I are at least creating a worthwhile database of Australian and NZ songs that includes lesser-known regional songs as well as the warhorses.


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