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Thread #104692   Message #4075474
Posted By: GUEST,Sean O'Shea
14-Oct-20 - 03:50 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Widecombe Fair / Widdecombe Fair
Subject: RE: Origins: Widecombe Fair
You might be interested in the form of the song as sung today among Dartmoor singers;
Tom Pearse,Tom Pearse,lend me thy grey mare.
Right fol,fol de rol.diddle I do.
For I want to go to Widecombe Fair.
With Bill Brewer,Jan Stewer,Hugh Davey,Philly Winkpott,George Parsley,Dicky Wilson.
Tom Cobbley and all.
Here,here's Uncle Tom Cobbley and all.

Bill Murray,the great Dartmoor singer, sings it like this and the chorus has a slightly different tune.This version is considered definitive down this way.