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Book TitleAuthorDateNotes
Song TitleAll serene Music Note (Music Score Available)
Roud No.23271
Collected FromWoolford, John
Collected ByVaughan-Williams, Ralph
Alternative Title
TuneVaughan-Williams, Ralph
Source PrimaryRalph Vaughan-Williams Manuscript collection, microfilm Vol. 2 p 203
Source Secondary
Song Lyrics
Verse 1

I come from the west a long ways down,
To look for a wife in London Town al serene;
I met with a fine young buxom lass,
I'm sure there's none could her surpass;
She's pinched my pockets and done me clean,
Then hullo old chap, it's all serene,
[She's pinched my pockets and done me clean,
Then hullo old chap,] it's all serene,
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Ralph Vaughan-Williams - 'Sung by Mr Woolford - about 70, Ramsbury, Wilts Aug 27th, 1904. All serene - ??? music hall - but good tune.'

Working the words into the music score I think that the last two lines are repeated, hence the lack of words in the mansucript. The words missing are set in brackets.

Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2009.

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