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King of the Barbaree (Coates)

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Performer: Children
Place Collected: Coates
Date collected: 1911 (10 Apr)
Collector: Sharp, Cecil
Roud Number: 12863

This elaborate singing game is actually quite rare and of the few versions noted, two come from Gloucestershire. Little is known about it and it can only be traced back to the 1890s.

Notes by Gwilym Davies 6 May 2015