Friday, April 16, 2010

Fair Betsy of Deptford

I have mentioned before the song Pretty Betsy of Deptford Town (aka Fair Betsy of Deptford), as part of the ongoing tracking down of South London songs. Bill at Deptford Misc has gone one better and found the complete words, which start off:

Come all you pretty fair maids of every degree,
I pray give attention awhile unto me
The story of a fair maid to you I will unfold
Pretty Betsy of Deptford and her young sailor bold...

(full lyrics here at Deptford Misc)

All we need to do now is to put a tune to it.

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