Free and Easy (I)

DESCRIPTION: The singer, "a simple country clown," is unconcerned by what others think of him, whether kings, puppies, or fools, or whether the ladies are civil or saucy. "Still I'd be free and easy."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1855 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(1307))
KEYWORDS: nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond,South))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
OShaughnessy-Yellowbelly1 15, "Free and Easy" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Sam Fone, EFDSS Archives SBG/1/3/14, "Free and Easy [A]" accessed 3 January 2013 from http://library.efdss.org/archives/cgi-bin/search.cgi.

Roud #1084
RECORDINGS:
Broadside, "Free and Easy" (on "The Moon Shone Bright," Topic Records 12TS228 LP (1973))
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 11(1307), "Free and easy" ("I'm the lad that's free and easy"), E.M.A. Hodges (London), 1846-1854; also Johnson Ballads 2592, "Free and easy"
File: OSY1015

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