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John Appleby

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Performer: Griffin, Edward
Place Collected: Hatherop
Date collected: Between 1913 and 1916
Collector: Williams, Alfred
Roud Number: 1292

This curious song about the neighbours from hell can be traced back to the early 19th century, but is actually quite rare and has only been collected a handful of times, in Gloucestershire, Dorset and Sussex.

Notes by Gwilym Davies 2 April 2016