Lincolnshire Wrestler, The
DESCRIPTION: There is heavy betting on a wrestling match between Bill Scrimshaw from Claypole Town and the Derbyshire Don. "He soon tripp'd up the Derbyshire Don" and challenges the Derbyshire bettors to put up a better wrestler.
EARLIEST DATE: 19C (OShaughnessy-Yellowbelly1)
KEYWORDS: fight gambling sports bragging
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
OShaughnessy-Yellowbelly1 29, "The Lincolnshire Wrestler" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Francis M. Collinson, EFDSS Archives COL/5/2, "The Wrestling March[sic], or Bill Scrimshaw" accessed 4 January 2013 from http://library.efdss.org/archives/cgi-bin/search.cgi
cf. "Bill Scrimshaw and the Scotsman" (subject and one verse)
NOTES: OShaughnessy-Yellowbelly1 refers to a Bill Scrimshaw wrestling match in 1773.
The Collinson text, collected by L.A.S. Butler, is one verse and a tune. The verse is close to the OShaughnessy-Yellowbelly1 final verse, and the OShaughnessy-Yellowbelly1 tune seems slightly modified from the one collected by Butler. - BS
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