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Folk Song Information

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Book TitleAuthorDateNotes
Song TitleIt's of a pretty fair maid
Roud No.289
Collected FromPotter, Henry
LocationStandlake
CountyOxfordshire
Collected ByWilliams, Alfred
Alternative TitleBox on her head
Tune
Date
Source PrimaryWSRO: 2598/36 Packet 2 - Oxfordshire: Williams, A: MS collection No Ox 294
Source SecondaryUnpublished
Recording
 
Song Lyrics
No text. See note below.
 
Print Song Lyrics
 
Notes
The manuscript file contains a note, 'Collected from Henry Potter, Standlake, Oxon. 11 verses. Published in F.O.U.P [page 280-1] M/S missing. Female robber has eleven verses and the conclusion is that with Williams employing two titles for the same song, some confusion arose. But there is no Ox.294 extant.

Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2007.

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