This song is full of cheekiness. A version of this song was given to Cecil by Mrs Louie Hooper, Mrs Lucy White from Hambridge and James Bale of Bridgwater.
A cross dressing sailor lady, running away from home so she can be with her loved one again.
According to Cecil this was the only version collected in Somerset from William Stokes from the Chew Valley region.
This song evokes an abundant time of the year, full of joy and appreciation.
The Crystal Spring was one of the songs Cecil listened to in The Castle of Comfort public house on the Mendips all those years ago.
Collected from George Say in Axbridge, this song is a close relative to 'Seeds Of Love.'
Such a folk classic was collected locally from William Stokes.
Gustav Holst used three folk songs for his Somerset Rhapsody. Sheep Shearing Song, High Germany and True Lover's Farewell.
Bung Your Eye. This song was give to Cecil by Mrs R Sage from Chew Stoke.
Not a Somerset song but evocative of the Mendip Hills. How amazing that a song from another part of the country can resonate with us in that way.
Drowned Lover. This song was given to Cecil Sharp by Mr James Bishop from Priddy.