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#SeptemberSongs Day 20 – Ol’ Man River

Ok so this isn’t technically a folk song but hey, my blog, my rules!

I used to have an old cassette tape recording of the goon show which included “The dreaded batter pudding hurler of Bexhill-on-sea”. One of the musical interludes in this episode was Ray Ellington singing a fantastic version of this song at about twice the speed of any other version I’ve ever heard.

I listened to that tape over and over and I’ve loved the song ever since.

Lyrics: From memory

Takes: 2

Download: 20 Old man river


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