Bob & Jacqueline Patten English Folk Music Collection

On a fine Summer morning

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Martin GraebeMore usually called ‘A Sweet Country Life’, Jane has taken her version from Cecil Sharp’s collection and was published in the Journal of the Folk-Song Society, 5 (1914) pp.92-93. Sharp heard it sung by Wiliam Watts at Tewkesbury on 11 Apr 1908. Mr Watts had heard it sung 50 years earlier at Ledbury and said that it was very common in that neighbourhood at the time. Roud No 2406. Mr Watts’s text can be found in the Full English at CJS2/9/1488, and the tune at CJS2/10/1632.
Posted by Martin Graebe on 07/09/2014

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:01:49

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0015403 (copy of C1033/332)

  • Subjects

    English folk songs and music

  • Recording date

    1998-06-28

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Bob and Jacqueline Patten Collection

  • Recording locations

    Postlip Hall, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, England, UK

  • Performers

    Burgess, Jane (singer, female)

  • Recordist

    Patten, Bob

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More usually called ‘A Sweet Country Life’, Jane has taken her version from Cecil Sharp’s collection and was published in the Journal of the Folk-Song Society, 5 (1914) pp.92-93. Sharp heard it sung by Wiliam Watts at Tewkesbury on 11 Apr 1908. Mr Watts had heard it sung 50 years earlier at Ledbury and said that it was very common in that neighbourhood at the time. Roud No 2406. Mr Watts’s text can be found in the Full English at CJS2/9/1488, and the tune at CJS2/10/1632.

Posted by Martin Graebe, Folk song researcher on 07/09/2014 07:39:00