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Sheep-Shearing Day

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Performer: Unknown
Place Collected: Twyning
Date collected: Unknown
Roud Number: 1238

This song is a version of “Come me lads and let’s be jolly” beloved of chorus singers in today’s folksong world. Collected versions of it centre on Devon, Cornwall and Wiltshire and this version is the most northerly one to be collected, adapted clearly for the local agricultural world.

Notes by Gwilym Davies