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Hunting the Giant's Daughter Story Walk

Our Tour Song

Mon 18th Nov 2013

Hunting the Giant's Daughter

Lynne at Lee Memorial Hall, North Devon(To the tune of Widecombe Fair)
Red Ladder, Red Ladder lend me your big van!
Hollowcombe, Woolacombe, Falmouth and Lee
For we are a-going down to Engeland
With Jon Burke, Michael Harvey, Lynne Denman, Stacey Blythe, Naomi, Amanda – team Adverse Camber and all
Oh team Adverse Camber and all!

We travelled to Devon a-chasin’ the Boar
Hollowcombe, Woolacombe, Falmouth and Lee
We stopped off in Glasto and climbed up the Tor!
With Jon Burke, Michael Harvey, Lynne Denman, Stacey Blythe, Naomi, Amanda – team Adverse Camber and all
Oh team Adverse Camber and all!

We’re chasin’ thatat piggy down to Perranporth
Hollowcombe, Woolacombe, Falmouth and Lee
A-tellin’ and singin’ for all that we’re worth!
With Jon Burke, Michael Harvey, Lynne Denman, Stacey Blythe, Naomi, Amanda – team Adverse Camber and all
Oh team Adverse Camber and all!

We’ve met some good people along the highway
Hollowcombe, Woolacombe, Falmouth and Lee
Who hosted and fed us with places to stay
With Jon Burke, Michael Harvey, Lynne Denman, Stacey Blythe, Naomi, Amanda – team Adverse Camber and all

In Truro heard tell of a dragon with wings
Hollowcombe, Woolacombe, Falmouth and Lee
Now riddle-me Michael the sweetness that stings!
With Jon Burke, Michael Harvey, Lynne Denman, Stacey Blythe, Naomi, Amanda – team Adverse Camber and all
Oh team Adverse Camber and all!
Oh team Adverse Camber and all!

Thankyou Adverse Camber for such a good time!

Hollowcombe, Woolacombe, Falmouth and Lee

We’ll list all the goodies and try hard to rhyme

with blue giltter, albino emus, Jon’s driving, Fiona, new babies, sculpture gardens, gourmet food, caves at Cresswell, Berrynarbor, flowerpot people, open fires when we arrive, rivers Jon can’t drive through, off-roading, lost trousers, forgotten accordions, Glasto hippies, Cornish singers, broken harp strings, Iranian taxi man, Minehead sea views, lovely gigs, country schools, King Arthur, the old lady, Culhwch ac Olwen, the gatekeeper, the Boar, all of you, – our really long story and all, Amanda’s fine crumble and all!

In Truro, whilst waiting in a cafe for our BBC Radio Cornwall interview Michael sighted an old friend passing the window. The artist and storyteller joined us and told us of his encounter with a real live dragon in the Welsh Marches near to where there were a number of churches dedicated to St.Michael ((Llanfihangel) He challenged us to answer the riddle: what creature flies like a dragon and defends its gold with a powerful sting? It was drawing towards the end of Autumn but the weather was still warm – a ‘Haf bach Mihangel’ – St.Michael’s little summer.

by Lynne Denman

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