The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46   Message #4007738
Posted By: GUEST,Nick Dow
07-Sep-19 - 07:25 PM
Thread Name: Origin: The Lincolnshire Poacher
Subject: RE: Origin: The Lincolnshire Poacher
Yes Robert Barratt and George Dowden, a master carter and sea captain respectively. They used to sing together in the Blue Vinny Pub Puddletown. Robert Barratt had throat cancer when he sang to the Hammonds.
I have dug up an extra verse to the regular verses.

I used to be a fowler as my father did before
The Gentry they enclosed the land so now I break the law.
So now I break the law my boys for I think poaching's fair
It's my delight &co

Not sure it's traditional, and does not appear in any street literature. Nice verse though.