Howden Fair

DESCRIPTION: The singer describes the horses he saw at Howden Fair: all colors, ages, and conditions. "They bring their worst, they bring their best... Let's have room to show them all."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1853 (Peacock, in _Notes and Queries_)
KEYWORDS: commerce farming horse
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
OShaughnessy-Yellowbelly1 23, "Howden Fair" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Edward Peacock in _Notes and Queries_ (London, 1888 ("Digitized by Google")), Seventh Series Vol. V, No. 123, May 5 1888, p. 345, "Howden Fair" ("It's I have been to Howden Fair") (1 text)

Roud #1086
NOTES: OShaughnessy-Yellowbelly1: "The horse-fair at Howden (near Goole) was an important one in the South Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire area." He quotes Peacock who says the song was "sung by Lincolnshire farmers and horse-dealers, who were in the habit of visiting the great Yorkshire horse-fair in the early years of the reign of George III."
The OShaughnessy-Yellowbelly1 text is slightly modified from Peacock's text. - BS
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File: OSY023

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