There is a song on You Tube featuring Wilf Carter, singing "An Old...." A Canadian singer/song writer who had recorded in excess of 500 songs, and someone Mike Slater just mentioned. Thank you Mike for bringing up his name. Wilf recorded the song in 1965. To those of you who may not be familiar, Wilf Carter was only known by that name in his native Canada. To our friends in the United States, he was known as Montana Slim. Surprisingly, something I didn't know, other than him being Canadian, he was born in 1904 in Nova Scotia, my home province.
Anyway, I digress. The interesting thing I found in Wilf's recording was his recitation part. It is twice the length of Jim's version. It really goes on too long in my opinion. Question is who wrote the longer version. I surmise it was Wilf himself that added the extra paragraph since he wrote countless songs in his life time. But that's only a guess. I am not sure how copyright infringement would apply here.
Martin, can you elaborate a bit more on the extra verse you found and where that came from? The one with 'The little attic door'...really well written I must say. Is it possible it may have been authored by someone in your great country of England. I can not find anywhere that this was part of the original lyrics that Vaughn Horton wrote.
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