From the Album Fools’ Pleasure. The thirty shillings mentioned in the song is equivalent to £1.50 or just over $2. Not a very big dowry, even in those days!
I’m indebted to Mary and Bill in Florida for telling me about The Max Hunter Collection. (http://maxhunter.missouristate.edu) Just before Christmas I listened to many of the field recordings and was particularly taken with Harrison Burnett’s fine singing and wrote out his version of Locks & Bolts recorded…
From the album Fools’ Pleasure.
From the album Fools’ Pleasure (Menu 7).
From the album Fools’ Pleasure. (Menu 7)
A New Year and a newly-recorded album of songs in my collection. (Menu 7)
I first heard this in the 1950s, sung by a US serviceman, Johnny Duncan, who stayed to enjoy some success and hit records until the skiffle bubble burst. In Britain skiffle was a kind of folk music with a blues or jazz flavour. I was glad to have…