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Thread #58075   Message #3374078
Posted By: Dennis the Elder
09-Jul-12 - 03:05 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Spencer the Rover
Subject: RE: Origins: Spencer the Rover
Just obtained the New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs and the version quoted therein is quite different.
For example first line of second verse "Through Yorkshires broad valleys oh he travel'd for some years" (No mention of Rotherham) Also there are only 5 verses quoted, no 5th of November verse and no woodbine and ivy verse.
Now which version came first???