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Jeannie and Jamie

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Performer: Russell, Mrs.
Place Collected: Tetbury
Date collected: Between 1913 and 1916
Collector: Williams, Alfred
Roud Number: 345

It is curious that this song with its strong Scottish vernacular should have taken root in Gloucestershire, but Alfred Williams assures us that it did.  The age of piece is not known but is could be derived from an older ballad, possibly Child 232.  This is the only ‘English’ version to have been collected.


Notes by Gwilym Davies 31 March 2016