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Alternative title: Poison in the Glass of Wine

Performer: Hedges, William
Place Collected: Chipping Campden
Date collected: 1909 (10 Sep)
Collector: Sharp, Cecil
Roud Number: 218

This song goes back at least 200 years, having been printed over and over again. Some folklorists have given the song the title “Jealousy”, which seems appropriate. It is a favourite with gypsy singers. American versions exist, even a bluegrass one “Little Old Glass of Wine”, recorded by the Stanley Brothers.

Notes by Gwilym Davies 18 May 2015