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Sotted Cow, The

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Performer: Hawker, Mrs Mary
Place Collected: Winchcombe
Date collected: 1907 (17 Nov)
Collector: Grainger, Percy
Roud Number: 956

This song, with its veiled sexual innuendo, has been in circulation from about 1800 and has been collected regularly ever since, almost always in England and always with virtually the same text. Percy Grainger came across the song twice in Gloucestershire and it is a pity that no audio recording survives.


Notes by Gwilym Davies 29 March 2015.