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Rob Naylor Lyr Req: Buy Broom Besons?/Besoms/Buzzems (19) RE: Broom Besoms, lyrics 04 Sep 18

This seems to be yet another song that's become "Oirishised". Most of the times I've heard it in the south of the UK, it's been attributed as being "an old Irish besom seller's song" and the Chorus has gone:

Buy broom besoms
Besoms fine and new
Castleblaney heather
Better never grew

We always sang the Northumbrian lyrics when I was at school "up North", but for the last 30 years all I've heard is "Casteblaney heather"!

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