Steve Gardham English Folk Music Collection

The riddle song

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    1CDR0009328 (copy of C1009/5)

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    Steve Gardham Collection

  • Recording locations

    Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK

  • Performers

    Bavey, Dorothy (singer, female)

  • Recordist

    Gardham, Steve

  • Description

    Item notes: Text: "I'll build my love an [old fire?] without any coal, I will build my love a house without any door, I will build my love a palace where ever she may be, and she may unlock it without any key. / My head is the [o---a?] without any coal, my mind is the house without any door, my heart is the palace wherein she may be, and she may unlock it without any key". A different song to the usual riddle song "I gave my love a cherry" (Roud Folk Song Index No. 330). Recording notes: Recording one generation from original

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