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The Barrel of Port

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Performer: Keyte, Higford
Place Collected: Ebrington
Date collected: 1892
Roud Number: 15912

This appears to be the only instance of this song turning up in oral tradition although it was printed many times in broadsides and song books.

The anti-Semitic theme is not in accordance with today’s values and is included in this collection purely for academic interest, not for performance.

I am indebted to Andy Doran of Chipping Campden for forwarding this song to me which was in the Stratford-upon-Avon record office.

Notes by Gwilym Davies March 2022