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Mary and the Silvery Tide

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Performer: Packer, Mrs.
Place Collected: Winchcombe
Date collected: 1908 (4 Apr)
Collector: Grainger, Percy
Roud Number: 561

This gloomy story of unrequited love and murder can be traced back to 19th century broadsides and has been collected frequently on both sides of the Atlantic. It seems to have persisted longer in Canada and Ireland than in England.

Notes by Gwilym Davies 23 August 2015