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Performer: Price, Jasper
Place Collected: South Cerney
Date collected: Between 1913 and 1916
Collector: Williams, Alfred
Roud Number: 2411

It is always tempting to imagine that folk songs refer to real incidents.  This may be the case but no Robinson-Tyler fight can be traced, and so the trail runs cold.  It is rare song but goes back to at least a printed version of 1867 and it has been collected a mere handful of times, mainly in England.


Notes by Gwilym Davies 16 March 2016