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The Jolly Shilling

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Place Collected: Wyck Rissington
Date collected: 1928 (Oct)
Collector: Albino, H.H.
Roud Number: 1116

Perhaps this song is better known than is evidenced by collectors’ records. Certainly it is old as many simple format songs are, and there is an 1810 version in Gammer Gurton’s Garland (1810), where it is called “The Jolly Tester”. Both British and American versions exist.

Notes by Gwilym Davies 12 May 2015