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Thread #89927 Message #1704917
Posted By: Mary Humphreys
28-Mar-06 - 03:26 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Holmfirth Anthem/Through the Groves
Subject: RE: Origins: Holmfirth Anthem/Through the Groves
I sing a version from Mr E Shergold of Amesbury at Southampton Workhouse collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams in 1909. It is published in Roy Palmer's "Folk Songs Collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams". I notice, having gone back to the printed copy today, that I have added a verse before the penultimate one which has the 'pretty flowers' motif. Can't imagine how that crept in!
The rest of it is very similar to Gwilym's Hampshire version.