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Wiltshire Community History

Folk Song Information

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Book TitleAuthorDateNotes
Song TitleCome all you saucy landlords
Roud No.1323
Collected FromCole, Jonathan
Collected ByWilliams, Alfred
Alternative Title
Source PrimaryWSRO: 2598/36 Packet 4 - Wiltshire: Williams, A: MS collection No Wt 330
Source SecondaryWilts and Gloucestershire Standard, 26th August, 1916, p 3, Part 43, No. 8: Williams, A: Folk songs of the upper Thames, p 297
Song Lyrics
Verse 1

Come, all you saucy landlords, what makes you look so gay,
For that I will show you where the Light Horse came in today;
They were mounted on their galloping nags, come prancing into town,
The very first thing that they will do, they'll pull your haystack down.

Verse 2

The landlord he's for the dyer, the best he can afford,
To keep the jolly Light Horsemen from drawing their broadsword;
Here we all sit round the table, like gentlemen in the room,
And the maid to stand behind us, to wait on the light dragoon.
Print Song Lyrics
Williams, Alfred: Ms / WGS / FSUT: No notes.

Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2010.



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