Halliwell-Phillips ( Preferred Rhymes and Garden center Tales , p

J. O. 272, 1849) produced zero remark upon a type of the brand new tune that he printed rather than a track, and that i believe he had perhaps not heard it sung, just like the he don’t hook it up to help you Jack Miller in his later on guide cited above. Brand new variation the guy offered is named the fresh “Beggars of Ratcliffe Reasonable.” Most the new beggars’ labels offered within version is actually Welsh. H. F. Lippincott ( Good Shakespeare Jestbook , Elizabethan Education #20, Salzburg, 1973) summarized prior to statements towards the around three outlines regarding Jack Miller’s track, however, not one of those appear to have end up in even good tentative identification with any identified track. You will find today produced the one that I hope will stand. This might be as much as i can carry the topic in the establish.

I want to thank Peter Kennedy on the recording recording out of Francis McPeake’s tune and you may McPeake’s grandaughter, Kathleen McPeake, to possess their particular help. In addition increase owing to Jennifer Reducing of one’s Western Folklife Cardio, Collection of Congress, Arizona, D.C. to possess transcription of the song.

[Disappointed, There isn’t persission to place the brand new track here. Within the framework it’s a little such as for instance “Bragandary”, B541, and you may “Derry’s Fair” was contempoary toward initial discuss if it, however, we do not obviously have enough of “Derry’s Fair” to help you over suggest a possible relationships.]

Bonny Nick new Currier

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Part 2, mainly Scots

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