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Book TitleAuthorDateNotes
Song TitleHarvest home - To the mistress 2
Roud No.310
Collected FromIles, Elijah
LocationInglesham
CountyWiltshire
Collected ByWilliams, Alfred
Alternative Title
Tune
Date
Source PrimaryWSRO: 2598/36 Packet 5 - Miscellaneous: Williams, A: MS collection No Mi 591; Williams, A: Round about the Upper Thames Ms Vol. 2 p 2/18, 2/19
Source SecondaryUnpublished
Recording
 
Song Lyrics
Verse 1

Here's a health unto our mistress, our mistress shan't go free
For she's a good provider, provides as well as he
For she's a good provider and bids us all to come,
So take this cup and sip it up for this is our harvest home.

 
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Notes
In the manuscript to Round About the Upper Thames this piece appears in a section largely devoted to Iles.

Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2011.

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