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Crabfish, The

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Performer: Brazil, Danny
Place Collected: Staverton
Date collected: 1978 (5 May)
Collector: Davies, Gwilym
Roud Number: 149

As an ancient widespread story this has variants from around the globe. In this country alone the song can be traced back as far as the mid seventeenth century. In its more basic crude form (“The Lobster”) it has become a staple of the Rugby Song repertoire.

Notes by Steve Gardham