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Thread #49294   Message #743799
Posted By: Kudzuman
07-Jul-02 - 10:56 AM
Thread Name: street peddler's songs
Subject: street peddler's songs
Hi, 'Catters!

Kudzuman and I are interested in finding and learning any surviving "advertising" songs of medieval/renaissance street peddlers. Neither have had any luck with any general searches on the net, using terms such as peddler's songs, street songs, market criers, etc., etc.

Any suggestions or knowledge of this sort of item?

Example: Steeleye Span's version of "Turkey Rhubarb": Turkey rhubarb, turkey rhubarb, turkey rhubarb I sell / I come here from Turkey to make you all well / Don't you all know me Oh, my name it is Dan / And I am the celebrated Turkey Rhubarb man

Thanks! Mimsey & Kudzu