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Book TitleAuthorDateNotes
Song TitleRolling in the dew Music Note (Music Score Available)
Roud No.298
Collected FromPurnell, James
Collected ByGardiner, George B
Alternative TitleDabbling in the dew
TuneGardiner, George B
Source PrimaryGeorge B. Gardiner MSS (VWML) Wt 1426
Source SecondaryUnpublished
Song Lyrics
Verse 1

Oh where are you going to my pretty fair maid?
With your red rosy cheeks and your curly black hair,
'For I'm going a-milking, kind Sir,' she answered me,
'Rolling in the dew makes the milkmaids fair.'
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Note 1

G B Gardiner - 'James Purnell, 50, Trowbridge Union [workhouse], August 1909.'

Note 2

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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