Desmond & Shelagh Herring English Folk Music Collection
[Title unknown] [Little bronze cross?]
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1CDR0008163 (copy of C999/5)
English folk songs and music (Suffolk)
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Desmond and Shelagh Herring Collection
Woolpit, Suffolk, England, UK
Steggles, Stanley (singer, male)
Item notes: First line not recorded (level too low). Chorus "It's all that I've got in this world sir / it's not worth much maybe / It's only a little bronze cross sir / a queen once gave to me". Performer notes: Aged 72. Resident of Rattlesden, Suffolk.
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According to http://monologues.co.uk/musichall/Songs-H/Had-You-Seen-The-Way-It-Was-Won.htm the actual title of the song is 'Had You Seen The Way It Was Won', written & composed by C.G. Cotes & Bennett Scott in 1901 and performed by Rose Harvey & Ethel Haydon (Mrs Geo. Robey). The words on that website differ only in minor details from those sung by Mr Steggles.
Posted by Vaughan Hully on 03/09/2013 20:54:00