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Thread #94959   Message #1842627
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
25-Sep-06 - 02:45 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Widdecombe Fair (Show of Hands)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Widdecombe Fair (Show of Hands)
The place is actually WIDECOMBE in Devon where a horse and cattle fair has taken place on the second Tuesday in September since the mid 19th century. A song about Uncle Tom Cobbley evolved to commemorate it and that is what's in the DT. This is is completely different song with (an approximation of) the same name, recently composed by local band Show Of Hands who have a habit of doing this sort of thing.