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Wiltshire Community History

Folk Song Information

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Book TitleAuthorDateNotes
Song TitleTwas on one Monday morning
Roud No.551
Collected FromFaulkner, Frederick
LocationBlack Bourton
Collected ByWilliams, Alfred
Alternative Title
Source PrimaryWSRO: 2598/36 Packet 2 - Oxfordshire: Williams, A: MS collection No Ox 266
Source SecondaryUnpublished
Song Lyrics
Verse 1

Twas on one Monday morning, just by the break of day,
Young Johnny came to his own true love and unto her did say,
With melting sighs and tears, to let her understand,
That he was going to leave her all for some foreign land.
Print Song Lyrics
By mis-reading the manuscript I erroneously attributed this song to B Barton. My thanks to Andrew Bathe for drawing my attention to this and provided the correct attribution.

Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2014.



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