Steve Gardham English Folk Music Collection

On the Way to London / Monkeys' chow tobacco

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    1CDR0009339 (copy of C1009/11)

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    Steve Gardham Collection

  • Recording locations

    Freddy Bird's home, Headlands Drive, Aldborough, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK

  • Performers

    Bird, Bob, 1890- (singer, male), Bird, Freddy (singer, male)

  • Recordist

    Gardham, Steve

  • Speakers

    Bird, Freddy (male)

  • Description

    Item notes: Tune: In and out the window. Fragment. Possibly covered by Roud Folk Song Index No. 734 (re. Monkeys chow tobacco). Performer notes: Father and son. Performance notes: Bob Bird sings: "Monkeys chow tobacco, for I got some in my eye" Freddy Bird sings:"On the way to London" after which he starts on a Charlie Higgins song (see C1009/11 C12). Recording notes: Recording one generation from original

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