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Haymakers, The

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Performer: Luker, Mrs. Jane
Place Collected: Arlington
Date collected: Between 1913 and 1916
Collector: Williams, Alfred
Roud Number: 153

A rather idealised view of life in the English countryside of which versions go back to the early 18th century.  It has proved popular with English country singers under various titles, including “The [Merry/Pleasant] Month of May”.  Collected versions are mainly from the south of England.


Notes by Gwilym Davies 25 March 2016