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Gossiping Wife, The

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Performer: Brown, William
Place Collected: Driffield
Date collected: Between 1913 and 1916
Collector: Williams, Alfred
Roud Number: 2658

This rather cruel piece was printed on broadsides from the early 19th century onwards, but this is the only version to have been noted by folk song collectors, despite Alfred Williams’ assertion that “the song has been found in several parts of England.”


Notes by Gwilym Davies 25 March 2016