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Lyr Req: Gloucestershire drinking song

Mr Red 31 Mar 16 - 11:06 AM
Mo the caller 01 Apr 16 - 03:42 PM
RTim 01 Apr 16 - 04:52 PM
Tradsinger 01 Apr 16 - 05:28 PM
Leadfingers 01 Apr 16 - 07:45 PM
Mr Red 03 Apr 16 - 07:11 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Gloucestershire drinking song
From: Mr Red
Date: 31 Mar 16 - 11:06 AM

Had an email asking if I knew of a Stroud Gloucestershire UK drinking song. Full English & Roud Index are not showing anything. Have asked elswhere.

There are many reports of a long song by Edward (Teddy) Wilkins, who is reported to have died of drink in Rodborough in 1825. His "Stroud Brewery, A new poem in praise of good beer" is said to run to 84 verses, of which this is the only one quoted:

"When going, one day, to my employ,
I met a wagon load of joy: —
It made me thirsty to see't — for why?
It came from Watts's Brewery."

Please do you know anything more about this song? I don't need all 84 verses (though it would be nice) but a bit more will show proper scholarship!

Cheers!
Marion


Any ideas?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gloucestershire drinking song
From: Mo the caller
Date: 01 Apr 16 - 03:42 PM

Fancy no-one replying. I though most folkies knew all about the subject.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gloucestershire drinking song
From: RTim
Date: 01 Apr 16 - 04:52 PM

http://www.stroudbrewery.co.uk/historic-stroud-brewery/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gloucestershire drinking song
From: Tradsinger
Date: 01 Apr 16 - 05:28 PM

I know a lot about folk songs collected in Gloucestershire but I have never come across this one. I guess it was a local composition that never really made it into the tradition. Perhaps Gloucestershire Archives might be able to help.


Tradsinger


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gloucestershire drinking song
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 Apr 16 - 07:45 PM

When I was broadcasting on AFBA one of my programmers was 'Cobweb Corner' - A half hour of 78 s . Among the 'folk' were four records by Bob Arnold (Tom Forrest in the Archers) , one of which was Stow Fair , a Cotswold version of Widdecombr Fair !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gloucestershire drinking song
From: Mr Red
Date: 03 Apr 16 - 07:11 AM

the modern incarnation of Stroud Brewery have good folkie acts, I think on a Fri.


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