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Downhill of Life

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Performer: Couling, L.
Place Collected: Kempsford
Date collected: Between 1913 and 1916
Collector: Williams, Alfred
Roud Number: 1308

Several songs exist which extol the simple pleasures of a country life, especially in one’s declining years, a sort of ‘pipe and slippers’ song.  The song was printed early in the 19th century but rarely passed into oral tradition.


Notes by Gwilym Davies 18 March 2016