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Wiltshire Community History

Folk Song Information

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Book TitleAuthorDateNotes
Song TitleMy father's a hedger and ditcher
Roud No.846
Collected FromNewman, Samuel
LocationDownton
CountyWiltshire
Collected ByBlunt, Janet H.
Alternative Title
TuneBlunt, Janet H.
Date
Source Primary
Source SecondaryEDFSS Take 6 Project
Recording
 
Song Lyrics
Verse 1

My father's a hedger and ditcher,
My mother does nothing but spin.
And I am a nice young girl,
But the money comes slowly in.
 
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Notes
Note 1

Janet H. Blunt, "Mr Sam Newman's version [Wilts] [all he could remember of it] ... his mother sang this song at Downton, Wilts."

Note 2

Chris Wildridge, "Mr Sam Newman was, at the time, living in Adderbury."

Reproduced with permission from EFDSS.

Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2009.

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