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See the Robbers Coming Through

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Alternative title: Hark the Robbers

Performer: Howman, Jessie
Place Collected: Stow-on-the-Wold
Date collected: 1966 (11 Aug)
Collector: Palmer, Roy
Roud Number: 13172

This song, known as Hark the Robbers or See the Robbers was popular with children for many years in the UK, but does not appear across the Atlantic. Versions date from the 19th century.

Notes by Gwilym Davies 6 May 2015