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Shepherd on the Plain, The

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Performer: Sellars, Charles
Place Collected: Eastleach
Date collected: Between 1913 and 1916
Collector: Williams, Alfred
Roud Number: 1433

This charming pastoral is given the same Roud number as another song in this collection, namely The Shepherd with his Fife and Reed.  The the lyrics of the two songs vary greatly but both start with the lady being attracted by the music of the shepherd and ending with their marriage.  That said, the song is very rare and has only been collected a handful of times.  No broadside version can be traced.


Notes by Gwilym Davies 10 April 2016