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Beautiful Nancy

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Alternative title: Jimmy and Nancy

Place Collected: Ford
Date collected: 1909 (9 Apr)
Collector: Sharp, Cecil
Roud Number: 18525

This delightful song is actually a broken token ballad without the broken token, although Mrs Wiggett did also know a broken token ballad that she sang to Sharp.  Despite its appeal, it is quite rare in English tradition, having been collected a handful of times in Hampshire, once in Buckinghamshire and this once in Gloucestershire.


Notes by Gwilym Davies 20 June 2016