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How Happy is the Man

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Performer: Midwinter, James
Place Collected: Aldsworth
Date collected: Between 1913 and 1916
Collector: Williams, Alfred
Roud Number: 1230

This jovial song has only been collected about 4 times, but it must be quite old as the novelist and musician Thomas Hardy noted down the words in his notebook in 1811.  A version of the song, probably from the Janet Blunt collection, has been taken up with success by Morris men.


Notes by Gwilym Davies 29 March 2016