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Performer: Pillinger, John
Place Collected: Lechlade
Date collected: Between 1913 and 1916
Collector: Williams, Alfred
Roud Number: 1291

A curious song, of which this is the only collected version, so it may be a local composition.  Some of the features are strange – why only six players (on each side presumably) and why should a player take the field with a knife?


Notes by Gwilym Davies 20 March 2016