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They're Moving Grandad's Grave to Build a Sewer

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Performer: Gardner, David
Place Collected: Hillesley and Tresham
Date collected: 2002 (14 Nov)
Collector: Davies, Gwilym
Roud Number: 10391

In other versions, the person whose grave is being moved can be father, Paddy, Willie. It could have an Irish origin but smacks of a Cockney music hall song. Whatever the origins, it is still leading a healthy life in oral tradition.

Notes by Gwilym Davies 15 July 2015