This was written in the 60's and it concerns a Jamaican-born Street Entertainer (Busker) called Seth Davy. His 'act' consisted of String Puppets, suspended from a wooden plank, which 'danced' as he tapped the plank in time to songs he would sing. He was well known in the 1890s for performing outside the 'Bevington Bush' bar (known locally as 'The Bevy' - and possibly the origin of the phrase 'going for a Bevy') which was located at Bevington Bush just north of Liverpool City Centre.
This is yet another song that has been sung extensively by a multitude of folkies (as well as Rolf Harris - but we won't go there!)
Recorded, as usual, 'off the cuff' in the true spirit of VOM - on my trusty Ibanez LE300 6 string - through a sEX1 mic and a Tascam US-122L; using Kristal for recording and mixing and Wavepad for converting to MP3