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Union Jack of Old England, The

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Performer: Pillinger, John
Place Collected: Lechlade
Date collected: Between 1913 and 1916
Collector: Williams, Alfred
Roud Number: 13249

Although often printed on broadsheets in the 19th century, this song only seems to have found its way once in tradition, in this Gloucestershire version. The events apparently refer to the Crimea War (1853-1856) at which our Gloucestershire singer was wounded.


Notes by Gwilym Davies