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Thread #170364 Message #4119906
Posted By: GUEST,Peter Coggins
14-Sep-21 - 03:07 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: King James and the Tinker
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: King James and the Tinker
Apparently the song is also set in the Whitewebbs area of Enfield, Middlesex,in the UK, and part of Enfield Chase. This was a royal hunting area, remnants still remain. There is an old pub there called the King and Tinker. King James 1/VI, I believe, was alleged to have supped ale there with an old Tinker. I’m an Enfield boy, so very interested in this song. John Kirkpatrick sang a version on a compilation album. Unfortunately I don’t have the album to hand, so can’t remember the name if it.