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Thread #31323   Message #1228408
Posted By: GUEST
18-Jul-04 - 05:09 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Factory Girl
Subject: RE: factory girl
Someone I went to school with did an unaccompanied song called "Factory Girl" on a CD (with a number of different performers) a few years back, but judging from the lyrics above, this is different. The one I have heard is written from the point of view of a suitor of the girl.

Although I have the version of The Doffing Mistress by Maddy Prior on a CD with her daughter ?Rose Kemp, I first heard c. 30 years ago it on an album by a presumably now defunct group whose name I forget but whose members I think came from around Bangor, Co. Down, in Northern Ireland. I think there was someone called Leslie ("Jess") Harper and a husband and wife team called Baillie/Bailey. I think the wife was called Valerie and the husband possibly Brian. There may or may not have been another member.

If anyone knows anything about the latter group, etc, please let me know.