Steve Gardham English Folk Music Collection
Freddy Bird interview, part 3
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Freddy Bird's home, Headlands Drive, Aldborough, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
Bird, Freddy (speaker, male), Bird, Mrs, (speaker, female)
Gardham, Steve (speaker, male)
Freddy Bird talks about Christmas and New Year customs. Recites the rhyme "I wish you a merry Christmas a happy new Year a pocket full of money and a celler full of beer a good fat pig just on the back of the [---?] please will you give us a Christmas box" (possibly connected to Roud Folk Song Index No. 230). Mrs Bird recites "A lad went into the butcher's shop and asks for halpeth[?] of steak" from a 1937 book of "broad" Yorkshire sayings. Freddy Bird narrates the dialect tale of the bathing maid.
Interviewee notes: Husband and Wife, Freddy Bird is the son of Bob Bird. Recording notes: Recording one generation from original