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Alternative title: Sovay, Sovay

Performer: Phelps, Sarah
Place Collected: Avening
Date collected: 1927-1935
Roud Number: 7

The first known version of this song is a broadside the early 19th century. Most of the collected versions are from southern England. Folk song performers now usually sing the song in 7/8 time, a wrinkle added from Balkan music by A. L. Lloyd in the 1960s.

Notes by Gwilym Davies and Jon Lighter