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Never cut your Toe Nails on a Sunday

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Performer: West, James
Place Collected: Quenington
Date collected: Between 1913 and 1916
Collector: Williams, Alfred
Roud Number: 21207


The words of this curious song were published in “Comic Songs” by Thomas Hudson, published in London in 1818, to be sung to the tune of “Michael Wiggins”, and reprinted in “The Dublin Comic Songster” in 1841. This is the only time is has been found in oral tradition.

Notes by Gwilym Davies