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The Schoolmaster's Son

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Performer: Brazil, Danny
Place Collected: Staverton
Date collected: 1978 (5 May)
Collector: Davies, Gwilym
Roud Number: 13267

This is a rare song indeed, which has only been collected twice and both times from gypsies in Gloucestershire and nothing is known of its origin. Mrs Williams’ version is about the pregnant girl being sent away by her parents whereas Mr Brazil’s version has a happy ending with the pair marrying.

Notes by Gwilym Davies 17 May 2015