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I Felt Very Sorry for my Uncle Jim

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Performer: Hannis, Reg
Place Collected: Cranham
Date collected: 1975 (20 Jan)
Collector: Davies, Gwilym

This amusing ditty is probably well-known but seldom noted in collections. Certainly the first verse has a life of its own and I have heard it on several occasions. The ubiquitous “Villikins and his Dinah” tune collects many humorous floating verses of this sort.

Notes by Gwilym Davies 30 January 2016