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The Fountain of Christ's Blood

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Performer: Bishop, Emily
Place Collected: Bromsberrow Heath
Date collected: 1952 (13 Oct)
Collector: Kennedy, Peter
Roud Number: 663

This song is quite rare: unsurprising considering the gory detail therein. It was printed as early as 1847 in “The Good Christmas Box” and subsequent oral versions may well stem from that publication. Apart from one isolated version from the USA, it has only been found in a few places in the West Midlands.

Notes by Gwilym Davies 27 May 2015