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Folk Song Information

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Book TitleAuthorDateNotes
Song TitleMaid of the mill
Roud No.1276
Collected FromTanner, Charles
LocationBampton
CountyOxfordshire
Collected ByWilliams, Alfred
Alternative Title
Tune
Date
Source PrimaryWSRO: 2598/36 Packet 2 - Oxfordshire: Williams, A: MS collection No Ox 209
Source SecondaryWilts and Gloucestershire Standard, 11th March, 1916, p 3, Part 22, No. 12: Williams, A: Folk songs of the upper Thames, 1923 p 184
Recording
 
Song Lyrics
Verse 1

The maid of the mill is a sweet pretty girl,
The maid of the mill for me!
The maid of the mill is a sweet pretty girl,
The maid of the mill for me!

Verse 2

She's as straight and tall as a poplar tree,
And her cheeks are as red as a rose;
She's one of the fairest young girls that you see,
When she's dressed in her Sunday clothes.
 
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Notes
Williams, Alfred: Ms / WGS: 'This also was given me by Charles Tanner. It was one of the Bampton Morris songs and may still be heard there, occasionally, during Whitsun week, when the Morris dances are held.'

Williams, Alfred: FSUT: 'Sung by Charles Tanner. It was one of the Bampton Morris songs and may still be heard there, occasionally, during Whitsun week, when the Morris dances are held.'

Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2010.

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