Slipping back into the English county of SUSSEX to the coastal area
here is another from my TOPIC collection (12TS324) John Doughty.
Johnny was a fishermen and also operated the ferry at Rye Harbour.
In later life he became famous as a folk singer.
He died in September 1986 at the age of 83
01 - Herrings’ Heads
02 - Wreck of the Northfleet
03 - When I was Single
04 - Golden Vanity
05 - Saucy Sailor
06 - Baltimore
07 - While Going Round the Cape
- Round Rye Bay for More
08 - Spanish Ladies
09 - The Sailor’s Alphabet
10 - The Mermaid
11 - Marry Me
12 - I’m Going to be Mother Today
13 - Barbara Allen
14 - My Boy Billy
15 - Dick Turpin ~ Let Her go Back
16 - Rye Harbour Girl
17 - Streets of Port Arthur
Rye Harbour Girl goes like this:-
"With me hand in me pocket and a few extra bob,"
"Rye Harbour village, I was right on the job,"
"When someone said, "Johnny," I'm turning around,"
"The loveliest crumpet in the village I've found."
"Oh Rye Harbour girl, oh Rye Harbour girl,"
"And I thought she was sweeter than any."
"She had jewels and pearls and her hair hung in curls
And on her I spent all my money."
"That dear little miss, she gave me a kiss,"
"She set my poor heart in a whirl."
"I'll never forget the first time I met,
That dear little Rye Harbour Girl."
** NOTE **
The Cover picture above is self constructed from an
available publicity photo, the original is not to hand.
Music link HERE
Topic have now made this available as a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Cover artwork and booklet pages HERE
Password for cover information gonzoJDRRB
A visitor to this blog has send me the cover and the notes associated with the LP.