Nick & Mally Dow English Folk Music Collection

George Hirst interview, part 04

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    English folk songs and music (Dorset)

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    Nick and Mally Dow Collection

  • Recording locations

    Dorchester, Dorset, England, UK

  • Interviewees

    Hirst, George (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Dow, Mally, 1944- (speaker, female), Dow, Nick (speaker, male)

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    Dow, Mally

  • Abstract

    George Hurst talks about Louis Brown of Burton Bradstock who used to sing 'A nutting we will go' (Roud Folksong Index No. 509) and 'The cobbler's song' ['Fagin the cobbler'] (Roud Folksong Index No. 872). Can't read music. Learning songs. Verse of 'The threshing machine' that he used to sing in the Army to the words 'Way down in Alberto where the cowpats lie thick', he often used to 'stick in me own words', parody songs.

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    Interviewee notes: Cowman and ex-serviceman.

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