Roy Palmer English Folk Music Collection

Cold blows the wind (hesitates a few times when he forgets words)

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:04:03

  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0007249 (copy of C1023/6)

  • Recording date

    1971-03-30

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Roy Palmer collection

  • Recording locations

    George Dunn's home, Quarry Bank, Dudley, West Midlands, England, UK

  • Performers

    Dunn, George, 1887-1975 (singer, male)

  • Recordist

    Parker, Charles

  • Description

    Item notes: Roud Folk Song Index no. 51. Child Ballad no. 78. Followed by talk about the song; customs and superstitions about death; local funeral customs in Quarry Bank. 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. Performance notes: Singer hesitates a few times when he forgets words

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