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His Old Grey Head Kept Nodding

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Performer: Langsbury, Ken
Place Collected: Cheltenham
Date collected: 1994 (10 Oct)
Collector: Davies, Gwilym
Roud Number: 362

At least one source traced this song back to the 1730s but most references start with a Scottish version of 1827. It has been found all over the English speaking world, especially Scotland. KenĀ  learnt it from another child in the school playground in Cheltenham.

Notes by Gwilym Davies 2 September 2015