Billy Henderson

Rookie - 21 Points [Idlefrets] (7th Sept.1948 / Dalbeattie. S. W. Scotland)

Biography of Billy Henderson

Billy Henderson poet

General Information.
Education: The 'Broons' & Buggerology.
Occupation: Folk-singer
About: Pro. singer/songwriter/guitarist. Variety of material, ranging from Scots, Irish, U. S. English and some humorous Scots poetry. Available for bookings.

Religion:
Well, put it this way; There was one poor lion who didn't have a christian.

Interests:
Breaking wind to the tune of \'Peter and the Wolf
Forming an 'Old Folks Folk-Band'.
Meeting God, (while I'm still alive) .

Favorite Music;
Hamish Imlach, Iain MacKintosh, Ewan MacColl, Martin Carthy, June Tabor, Peter Bellamy, Martyn Wyndham-Reid, Watersons, Tom Waits, Mary Black, The Voice Squad. Lonnie Donegan, The Chieftans, The McGarrigles, Chris Barber.

Movies:
West Side Story, One flew over the Cuckoo\'s Nest. Cool-Hand-Luke.

TV Shows:
Anything which doesn\'t involve X factory hype, smarmy 17 to 25 year-olds who\'ll just die if they don\'t make it into the next round, or strictly come plumbing, gurning, synchronised drowning, reality shows and celebrity overpaid chefs. Bring back music-hall with performers who are only happy to get a little recognition.

Games:
The five yard dash
Catching the javelin

Books:
Spike Milligan, Tom Sharpe, Dan Brown

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I May Be A Blaw-In

Words & Music by Billy Henderson

Chorus

I may be a blaw-in, but I'm naw a blaw-weary
Wild rover no more, till ma lugs have went bleary,
Awaiting the muse wi' a brain like a peerie,
My livelihood’s goin' for a song.

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