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Performer: Halliday, Arthur
Place Collected: Culkerton
Date collected: Between 1913 and 1916
Collector: Williams, Alfred
Roud Number: 13247


The full title of the song is “Never Despise Old Age”, a homely ditty which is actually quite rare. One 19th century broadside of the song exists and it was also printed in “The Albion Songster”, and in “The Champion Comic’s New Song Book” but Mr Halliday’s version appears to be the only one collected in oral tradition.


Notes by Gwilym Davies