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Banks of Inverary, The

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Place Collected: Bould
Date collected: 1909 (11 Sep)
Collector: Sharp, Cecil
Roud Number: 1415

The song refers to Inverary in Scotland and certainly has been collected there but it has also been found a handful of times in England.  Mr Benfield’s version, with the summoning up of six hundred men, seems over the top but other versions put the number at six or thirty-six.


Notes by Gwilym Davies 6 March 2016