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The Tailor and the Carrion Crow

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First Line:Carr'on crow was a-sitting on an oak
Source: Journal of English Folk Dance & Song Society 1:3 (1934) pp.136-137
Performer: Hill, George
Place Collected: Dursley
Date collected: 1934
Roud Number: 891

A well-known song, existing in many versions in England, Canada and the USA, but curiously, not in Scotland or Ireland. Broadside versions go back to at least the start of the nineteenth century.

Notes by Gwilym Davies