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Alternative title: Roger's Courtship

Performer: Field, Mrs. Lily
Place Collected: Bibury
Date collected: Between 1913 and 1916
Collector: Williams, Alfred
Roud Number: 575

A song which seems to belong to the southern counties of England, but it has occasionally been collected in Scotland.  In most versions, the unfortunate protagonist is called Jan but sometimes Roger.

For a Gloucestershire version with a tunes, see


Notes by Gwilym Davies 8 April 2016