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My Father was a Farmer

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Place Collected: Hardwicke
Date collected: 1977 (4 Apr)
Collector: Davies, Gwilym
Roud Number: 3367

This ditty was published as a poem in Boston USA in 1851 in “The Pedlar’s Boy” by Francis C Woodworth, a book of reading for young people and this may well be the source of our song. Collected versions are extremely rare.

Notes by Gwilym Davies 24 June 2015