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Place Collected: Mitcheldean
Date collected: 1921 (6 Sep)
Collector: Sharp, Cecil
Roud Number: 419

This song is often known as “The False Young Man”, although it is hard to pin down a coherent narrative as most versions are made up of floating verses borrowed from other songs. The song is possibly quite old and has continued through the oral process without aid from printed copies.

Notes by Gwilym Davies 22 June 2015