Shorn of its big, bold, brassiness, what is on Hedonism a lusty tale sounds a little forlorn and frustrated and Jon says, “There are loads of versions of this around. I particularly like the Steeleye version on Tonight’s The Night. I learnt it for Pete Flood’s Bellowhead version and so follow his words.” You can see a little about Bert Lloyd’s compared to Steeleye’s versions on Mainly Norfolk with Bellowhead’s lyrics now added. If that inclines you to open a can of worms at all, Mudcat here (although you might have to play with the page scroll to get the sense of this.) The clear inference is that Bert rewrote much to suit his own political agenda. Whether that matters much I cannot honestly say, but it’s another interesting little diversion/red herring depending on your preference. I am rather taken by the prospect of further, rather ruder lines, but it’s just that sort of day!
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