Desmond & Shelagh Herring English Folk Music Collection

[Title unknown] [Little bronze cross?]

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:40

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0008163 (copy of C999/5)

  • Subjects

    English folk songs and music (Suffolk)

  • Recording date

    1958-06

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Desmond and Shelagh Herring Collection

  • Recording locations

    Woolpit, Suffolk, England, UK

  • Performers

    Steggles, Stanley (singer, male)

  • Recordist

    Herring, Desmond

  • Description

    Item notes: First line not recorded (level too low). Chorus "It's all that I've got in this world sir / it's not worth much maybe / It's only a little bronze cross sir / a queen once gave to me". Performer notes: Aged 72. Resident of Rattlesden, Suffolk.

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According to http://monologues.co.uk/musichall/Songs-H/Had-You-Seen-The-Way-It-Was-Won.htm the actual title of the song is 'Had You Seen The Way It Was Won', written & composed by C.G. Cotes & Bennett Scott in 1901 and performed by Rose Harvey & Ethel Haydon (Mrs Geo. Robey). The words on that website differ only in minor details from those sung by Mr Steggles.

Posted by Vaughan Hully on 03/09/2013 20:54:00

[Title unknown] [Little bronze cross?]

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