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Thread #50640 Message #3659975
Posted By: Tradsinger
13-Sep-14 - 05:49 PM
Thread Name: Wild Boar: History, Lyrics & Discussion-Child #18
Subject: RE: Wild Boar: History, Lyrics & Discussion
'Bold Sir Rylas' was collected in Wiltshire from Daniel Morgan of Cheltenham in probably the 20s. In 1969, the researcher John Baldwin recorded Daniel's son John singing the song. The transcription can be found here. However, in order to hear the recording, you have to make an appointment with Leeds University to hear items from the Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture Special Collections and go to Leeds to hear it. The other however is that John Morgan was not a skilled singer and although the transcription is accurate, it is a transcription of a poor performance and only hints vaguely at the real tune. Nevertheless it is the only field recording of the song in England. I have just recorded 'Bold Sir Rylas' using a tune based partly on the Morgan tune and partly on a Appalachian version on my CD 'Tom Goblin.'