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Thread #30923   Message #3285089
Posted By: Jim Dixon
05-Jan-12 - 01:33 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Legend of Roseberry (Vin Garbutt)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Legend of Roseberry
Well, I can hear LEGEND OF ROSEBERRY via Spotify, but I can tell you, transcribing this is no picnic. Vin Garbutt might be a decent songwriter, for all I know, but his pronunciation is rubbish! For example:

The harvest moon bars and main dingle ran cliffs and rich demain
The silver stars shone some weakly on them rock and them wooden plain
When from a stately palace the thumb bring princes strode
The questy-un that famed augur and down clift pull abode

And it goes on like that for another 8 or so verses.

I've had more success transcribing lyrics from scratchy 78s of toothless old blues singers from the 1920s.