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Broken-hearted Gentleman, The

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Performer: Hedges, William
Place Collected: Chipping Campden
Date collected: 1909 (28 Aug)
Collector: Sharp, Cecil
Roud Number: 383

This song has only been collected a few times, and mainly in southern England, although the first reference, in 1892, is to a Yorkshire version. So far as is known, it does not derive from a broadside. However, it has been around long enough to have sprouted several variants and titles, including “Epsom Races” and “Ingatestone/Eggleston Hall”.


Notes by Gwilym Davies