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Bonny Labouring Boy

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Performer: Webley, John
Place Collected: Bibury
Date collected: Between 1913 and 1916
Collector: Williams, Alfred
Roud Number: 1162

A very popular song containing many folk elements – the noble working man, the cruel father and the appeasing mother.  It has been collected widely in England and occasionally the other side of the Atlantic.  Versions have been collected even in recent times.


Notes by Gwilym Davies 16 March 2016