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Book TitleAuthorDateNotes
Song TitleAll in the town of Marlborough
Roud No.1415
Collected FromMelliss, James King Rev.
LocationMarlborough
CountyWiltshire
Collected ByHammond, G E D
Alternative Title
TuneHammond, G E D
Date
Source PrimaryH.E.D. Hammond MSS (VWML) Wt 917
Source Secondary
Recording
 
Song Lyrics
Verse 1

All in the town of Marlboro',
A rich farmer there did dwell,
He had an only daughter,
And I think her name was Nell.

Verse 2

She had an only sweetheart,
A proper tall young man,
He was one of her father's servants,
And I think that his name was Jan.

Verse 3

X
X
X
They broke a piece of gold.

Verse 4

And when this gold was broken,
Her arms round his neck she wound,
When there came her own enraged father,
A-stamping on his own ground.

Verse 5

He fell in a raging passion,
With his daughter and his man,
And he vowed, since this they'd ?
They never would meet again.

Verse 6

'Dear daughter, I'll confine you,
All in some silent room,
X
X
 
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Notes
Note 1

Notebook D.VIII p 73

Note 2

G E D Hammond - 'Rev J Mellish, Marlborough, who learned it from an Englishman in Leipzig.'

Note 3

Chris Wildridge - 'X indicates a missing line.'

Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2008

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