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Rover, The

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Performer: Shilton, James
Place Collected: Lechlade
Date collected: Between 1913 and 1916
Collector: Williams, Alfred
Roud Number: 1112

This ditty was often printed on broadsides and collected versions are confined to England only.  The final verse is a ‘floater’ and appears in several others songs such as Died for Love or The Butcher Boy.  This is the only Gloucestershire version although the American collector noted it in Oxfordshire.


Notes by Gwilym Davies 9 April 2016