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Thread #64089   Message #3739830
Posted By: GUEST,Stalybridge Lad
26-Sep-15 - 05:34 AM
Thread Name: The Three Crows folk group
Subject: RE: The Three Crows folk group
My parents were big fans of the Three Crows, my Mum worked at the Junction in Mottram around 1970 when it was run by Albert and Betty Jackson. My most abiding memory was when the Crows played a good couple of hours set at my Dad's retirement party at Stockport police station. The song that stands out in my mind is "Hattersley" - a humorous and catchy number about the forced relocation of "Auntie Ada" from the Manchester terraces to the fresh air and green spaces of Longdendale.

"Oh Hattersley, oh Hattersley, your spirit wild and free. Your heart is made of concrete, but you're paradise to me..."

Great song, great bunch of lads.