Down in Our Village

DESCRIPTION: The singer meets Fan dancing in the village after work. His parents and friends "laugh and joke and jeer me." When they've saved enough money they will marry and "Fan will dance and I will sing"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1822 (broadside, Bodleian Johnson Ballads fol. 15)
KEYWORDS: courting marriage dancing father friend mother shepherd
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Kidson-Tunes, pp. 149-150, "Down in Our Village" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #1113
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Johnson Ballads fol. 15, "Our Village" ("When first I was a shepherd's boy"), J. Catnach (London), 1822; also Harding B 36(29), "Our Village"; Firth b.27(47), Firth b.26(343), 2806 c.16(145), Harding B 20(44), 2806 c.17(105), Firth b.25(518), Firth b.25(518), Harding B 25(546), "Down in Our Village"; Johnson Ballads 804, Firth b.26(343), Firth b.25(222), Harding B 11(958), Harding B 11(697), Harding B 25(543), "Down Down in Our Village"; 2806 c.17(389)[left margin clipped], Johnson Ballads 3071 View 2 of 3, [The] Shepherd's Boy"
SAME TUNE:
The Sun That Lights the Roses (broadside, Bodleian Johnson Ballads fol. 15)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Little Fan
File: KiTu149

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