Sedgefield Fair

DESCRIPTION: "Owd Dickie Thompson 'e 'ad a grey mare, 'E took 'er away to Sedgfield Fair" but could not get any money for her. On the way home, she runs into a tree. They have other problems with the mare and his hens; trying to to shoot the birds, he kills the mare
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1974 (Palmer)
KEYWORDS: humorous travel horse chickens
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Palmer-ECS, #112, "Sedgefield Fair" (1 text 1 tune)
Roud #294
NOTES [57 words]: Roud lists this as a version of Brian O'Lynn (Tom Boleyn), but the only similarity I can see is a series of stumbling adventures ending with the main character (in this case, Dick) making a comment. Palmer thinks it's a version of "Tom Pearce (Widdicombe Fair I)." That's closer, but the details are so different that I split the songs. - RBW
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File: PECS112

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