Lincolshire Shepherd, A

DESCRIPTION: "Yan, tan, tethera, tethera, peth'ra, pimp, Yon owd yowe's far-welted and thos yowe's got a limp." "There's more to being a shepherd than being on watch, There's swedes to chop and lambing time...." The singer telsl of the shepherding life
AUTHOR: Words: Jesse Baggaley / Music: Maurice Ogg (source: Palmer)
EARLIEST DATE: 1977 (Palmer)
KEYWORDS: shepherd sheep travel children death
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Palmer-ECS, #7, "A Lincolnshire Shepherd" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #1469
NOTES: The introductory words of this song are explained by Palmer as Lincolnshire dialect names for numbers; he calls them "Celtic-style." The song is "folk" in the sense that it was created by two ordinary people, not professional singers, but there is no sign that it has gone into tradition. - RBW
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File: PECS007

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