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Old Grey Man, The

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Performer: Russell, Mrs.
Place Collected: Tetbury
Date collected: Between 1913 and 1916
Collector: Williams, Alfred
Roud Number: 362

At least one source traced this song back to the 1730s but most references start with a Scottish version of 1827. It has been found all over the English speaking world, especially Scotland.

For another Gloucestershire version, with a tune, see

Notes by Gwilym Davies 2 September 2015