Roy Palmer English Folk Music Collection
While shepherds were watching
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1CDR0007249 (copy of C1023/6)
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Roy Palmer collection
George Dunn's home, Quarry Bank, Dudley, West Midlands, England, UK
Chapman, Valerie (singer, female), Dunn, George, 1887-1975 (singer, male)
Item notes: Roud Folk Song Index no. 16898. Roud Folk Song Index no. 16898. An unusal version of "While shepherds watched"; different from the standard text by Nahum Tate. George Dunn learned it from his father. Followed by talk about carol singing 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.