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Of all the Brave Birds

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Performer: Unknown
Place Collected: Aston
Date collected: Between 1913 and 1916
Collector: Williams, Alfred
Roud Number: 496

This song is seriously old and is published in Ravenscroft’s Deuteromelia (1609).  Since then it has been occasionally reprinted, even in a collection of nursery rhymes.  It has turned up in tradition a handful of times.  See the video link to hear the 1609 version.


Notes by Gwilym Davies 7 April 2016