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Folk Song Information

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Book TitleAuthorDateNotes
Song TitleLady Maisry Music Note (Music Score Available)
Roud No.45
Collected FromHibberd, James
Collected ByGardiner, G B
Alternative Title
TuneGardiner, G B
Source PrimaryGeorge B. Gardiner MSS (VWML) Wt 1424
Source SecondaryMorrison, Jean: Wiltshire folk song, 1981
Song Lyrics
Verse 1

Oh mother, mother, make my bed,
And spread out the milk white sheet.
That I may lie down all on the beds of down,
To see whether I could sleep.
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Note 1

G B Gardiner - 'James Hibberd, 77, Tisbury Union [workhouse], August, 1909.'

Note 2

Jean Morrison - 'James Hibberd was a farm labourer, born at Chicksgrove, Tisbury, 1832. He died 15th May, 1911, aged 79, in Tisbury Workhouse - Jean Morrison.'

Note 3

The notebook containing the text is missing. The above is from the music manuscript.

Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2008

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