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Wiltshire Community History

Folk Song Information

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Book TitleAuthorDateNotes
Song TitlePoor fisherboy
Roud No.912
Collected FromCole, Jonathan
Collected ByWilliams, Alfred
Alternative Title
Source PrimaryWSRO: 2598/36 Packet 5 - Miscellaneous: Williams, A: MS collection No Mi 672
Source SecondaryWilts and Gloucestershire Standard, 19th August, 1916,p 3, Part 42, No. 7
Song Lyrics
Verse 1

Down in the lowlands where the poor boy did wander,
Down in the lowlands where the poor boy did roam,
He looked so dejected, he was so much neglected,
The poor little fisherboy so far from his home.

Verse 2

Oh, where is my father? Oh, where is my mother?
My father's gone from me, which caused me to roam;
I have no relations, neither sister nor brother,
The poor little fisherboy so far away from home.
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Note 1

Williams, Alfred: Ms / WGS: 'The following interesting fragments of songs [also Jonathan and Williams] I discovered at Brinkworth. They are all old, and have been popular in their time. Words supplied by Jonathon Cole, the aged gamekeeper.'

Note 2

This fragment is to be found in the Miscellaneous section of the collection, unattributed. However, the notes and context in WGS clearly link it to Jonathan Cole.

Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2010.



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