The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #120470 Message #2620961
Posted By: Jim Carroll
29-Apr-09 - 01:57 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Old Brown's Daughter (from Peter Bellamy)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Old Brown's Daughter (from Peter Bellamy)
"Maybe he learned it from Ron Hynes?"
Walter Pardon got the song from the singing of his uncle, Billy Gee, who, in his turn, learned it from a local man at one of the regular singing sessions following an Agricultural Workers Union meeting in North Walsham, Norfolk some time around the end of the 19th century. It had been part of the Pardon family repertoire ever since.
The song is listed as having appeared on a broadside in 1872.