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Young Lambs (Street Cry)

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Performer: Such, Mr.
Place Collected: Cheltenham
Date collected: 1921 (13 Aug)
Collector: Sharp, Cecil
Roud Number: 2444

young lambs

According to research by Peter and Iona Opie, the lambs in question were toy lambs, sold by street vendors and the street cry can be traced back to the early 1800s. As a street cry, it was printed in several nursery rhyme books.

Notes by Gwilym Davies 5 April 2015