Bob & Jacqueline Patten English Folk Music Collection
Charlie Hill interview, part 04
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Bob and Jacqueline Patten Collection
Drewsteignton, Devon, England, UK
Hill, Charlie (speaker, male)
Patten, Bob (speaker, male), Patten, Jacqueline (speaker, female)
Used to sing ‘I’m a rambler I’m a gambler a long ways from home’ [The Moonshiner; Roud Folk Song Index No. 4301] which he learnt from Bob Chudley, he was also a very good concertina player. ‘If anybody plays me a tune I can remember a tune’. Memorising tunes. Asking Mervyn Vincent if he’d object to his learning ‘Pass around the grog’ [Roud Folk Song Index No. 5384], ‘‘no pal’[?] he says ‘I hope you’ll be singing it when I’m gone on’’ Used to greet each other ‘hello you Dartmoor bugger’ and ‘Hello you Cornish bugger’. Had some lovely times at the Bodmin club. Cyril Tawney asking him to sing at the 1st Mayflower Celebrations. Meeting Taffy Thomas and Tony Foxworthy. Started singing at clubs in the 1960’s. ‘I wasn’t keen for to let them know that I didn’t know a lot’.