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Thread #144110   Message #3331310
Posted By: Mick Pearce (MCP)
30-Mar-12 - 04:44 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Water Cresses
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Water Cresses
Interesting Steve. I just had a look at the BL catalogue and they have this entry: Harry Clifton Search, where the details for Water-cresses (click the title in the entry line, then select the Details tab) say [Song begins:"I am a jolly farmer"] (Arranged by J Candy). Author is given as Harry Clifton, contributor J Candy, London [1865].

Elsewhere I looked (search brings up sleeve notes from records, Roy Palmer and others) it gives Martha... as Harry Clifton.

Seems a copy of the sheet music would be good!