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Susan my Dear

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Alternative title: Susan and her Lover(s)

Performer: Tandy, Mr.
Place Collected: Winchcombe
Date collected: 1908 (5 Apr)
Collector: Grainger, Percy

This sad little song is somewhat of a mystery in that no other version of it can be traced.  The theme and language suggest that it is from a 19th century broadside but there the trail runs cold.

George ‘Daddy’ Lane at Winchcombe workhouse had a similar version which he sung to Grainger but the tune has not survived.

 

Notes by Gwilym Davies 6 March 2016