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Horses to Grass

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Performer: Hedges, William
Place Collected: Chipping Campden
Date collected: 1909 (14 Aug)
Collector: Sharp, Cecil
Roud Number: 12844

This song appears unique to this one Gloucestershire singer. It is typically of a genre of mildly erotic seduction songs, with the hint that the lover will run away to the army on hearing of the girl’s pregnancy. No other version has been found. The striking modal tune may have been taken from some other song.


Notes by Gwilym Davies 20 April 2015