Peter Kennedy Collection

George Hawkins, Bert Wiltshire and Charlotte Wiltshire, Ebrington, Gloucestershire 1957

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Andrew PaceBert Wiltshire and his wife Charlotte talk about George's grandfather, Shadrach Haden, and how Cecil Sharp met him. He then sings 'Raggle-taggle Gipsies O'. Charlotte then talks about George, followed by George singing 'John Barleycorn'.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 07/03/2013

Andrew PaceGeorge "Shepherd" Hawkins, aged 86, sings a number of songs and talks a little about himself afterwards.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 07/03/2013

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/977

  • Recording date

    1957-02-14

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Ebrington, Chipping Camden, Gloucestershire, England

  • Performers

    Hawkins, George (spoken, male / singer, male), Wiltshire, Bert (singer, male / spoken, male), Wiltshire, Charlotte (spoken, female)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    [*Peter Kennedy's notes transcribed verbatim from the original tape box*] P. Kennedy. Docum. Ref no. RL: 1619B.- George (Shep) Hawkins (86), Ebrington, Warwickshire. 14.2.57. * "Little Black Horse" [2'25"]. Talk beforehand… £10.3 cut. + after about himself. // Bert Wiltshire (53) + his mother + Mrs Charlotte Wiltshire. X Talk about his great grandfather / Shepherd Haden and Mr Sharp coming. Raggle-Taggle Gipsies O [0'15"] Sung twice. Mrs talks about her husband whistling home from work. Hums - Barleycorn (Lazarus tune).

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Bert Wiltshire and his wife Charlotte talk about George's grandfather, Shadrach Haden, and how Cecil Sharp met him. He then sings 'Raggle-taggle Gipsies O'. Charlotte then talks about George, followed by George singing 'John Barleycorn'.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 07/03/2013 20:23:00

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George "Shepherd" Hawkins, aged 86, sings a number of songs and talks a little about himself afterwards.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 07/03/2013 20:20:00