Steve Gardham English Folk Music Collection

When I was young and in my prime

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    1CDR0009327 (copy of C1009/5)

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    Steve Gardham Collection

  • Recording locations

    The singer's home, Air Street, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK

  • Performers

    Sykes, Jack, 1888- (singer, male)

  • Recordist

    Gardham, Steve

  • Description

    Item notes: Nonsense song with a number of floating verses, includes refrain from "The hungry army" (Roud Folk Song Index No. 1746). Opening: "When I was young and in my prime I wished to go to sea, I jumped on board of a china ship and sailed for the open sea, an [English?] chief came up to me and [put?] inside a square, he said if I didn't tell him my tale he'd put me on the fire". Performer notes: The collector's grandfather. Recording notes: Recording one generation from original

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When I was young and in my prime

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