Chainmaker Lad, The

DESCRIPTION: "The chaimaker lad he's a masher, He's always a-smoking his pipe, He's always a-whistling the wenches, Especially on Saturday night." He is always after the singer. She praises collier boys
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1972 (Palmer, Songs of the Midlands)
KEYWORDS: courting
FOUND IN: Britain(England(West))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Jon Raven, _The Urban and Industrial Songs of the Black Country and Birmingham_, Broadside, 1977, pp. 245-246, "The Chainmaker Lad" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Although all collections of this song are from the same informant (Lucy Woodall), at least three different people collected it, and they all put different titles on it.... The Raven tune, at least, appears to be based on "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean." - RBW
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File: JRUI245

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