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Thread #144110   Message #3331255
Posted By: Steve Gardham
30-Mar-12 - 03:10 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Water Cresses
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Water Cresses
Apolgies to all for getting the wrong version. I should have checked more carefully. At least all the references were to the right song.

I think I must have been initially thrown off the scent by Frank Puslow's comment in the notes to the Wanton Seed. Having checked properly now I haven't actually got a copy of the sheet music of either song.

So, Rob, I need to get a copy of at least the Clifton original.

Just to be absolutely clear:
Roud 1653 'I am a jolly farmer from Bedfordshire I came'. Do we have origin details for this one?

Roud 1541 While strolling out one evening by a running stream' is Clifton?

Purslow claims the tune in Wanton Seed is a variant of The Golden vanity/The Tailor's Britches/The Tailor and the Crow.