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Performer: Barnes, James
Place Collected: Quenington
Date collected: Between 1913 and 1916
Collector: Williams, Alfred
Roud Number: 165

This is a rare song which has only been collected in Gloucestershire, although the theme is related to other songs, such as ‘Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy’ or the various songs concerning woman going away to war, either disguised as a soldier or else as a companion to their lover.

For a local tune to this song, see

Notes by Gwilym Davies 16/1/16