To carry out a simple search, type the term that you want to find in the Search box next to the Advanced Search tab, and press enter.
For a more refined search of songs or tunes use the Advanced search function. To carry out a search on two or more terms at once, e.g. Collector+Roud Number, select each term as above and then click search.
Be sure to clear previous searches before starting a new one by clicking on the x next to each search term at the top.
Many will be aware of the Walter Scott poem “Jock o’ Hazeldean, which is by far the best-known version of this song, often recorded and often reprinted. However, the song has a long history going back to around 1800, separate from the Scott version. In tradition, it appears more often as “John(ny) of Hazeldean” with different twists to the story. In the Scott version, the lady elopes with her lover rather than submit to an unwanted marriage. The older versions tell a different story: the lady is weeping for her John of Hazeldean, a gentleman tells her that John is already married and that she should therefore marry his eldest son instead. He takes her to meet the son, who turns out to be none other than John of Hazeldean himself. The two marry the next day.
Alfred Williams noted that the song used to be sung at Aldsworth and Sherborne but he did not note any words. The only other locally collected version is from Kathleen Williams, a gypsy – see http://glostrad.com/johnny-from-hazelgreenhazeldean/, the only version to be collected in England and preserved in gypsy repertoire, although it has been collected many times across the Atlantic, particularly in Virginia.