George Dunn's home, Quarry Bank, Dudley, West Midlands, England, UK
Dunn, George, 1887-1975 (singer, male)
Item notes: Roud Folk Song Index no. 793. Laws Ballad no. L14. Side 1 of tape ends before song is finished. Sings song again and then talks about singing. Performer notes: Black Country chainmaker and traditional singer. Born in the village of Quarry Bank (formerly in Staffordshire), eight miles west of Birmingham. Father and grandfather worked in the iron trade, as did George who retired at the age of 72, after 59 years mainly as a chainmaker.
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