Wake of Bevington, The

DESCRIPTION: "Come all you jolly labouring men and listen to my song; The theme is well known to you all, it is of Bevington." Over five years, workers turned tangled oak forest to farmland. Mr. Webb promised to stand treat when they finished. The singer celebrates
AUTHOR: Arthur Allchurch, Southe Littleton (source: Palmer)
EARLIEST DATE: 1976 (Palmer)
KEYWORDS: work farming drink fight
FOUND IN: Britain(England)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Roy Palmer, _The Folklore of Warwickshire_, Rowman and Littlefield, 1976, p. 52, "The wake of Bevington" (1 text)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Auld Lang Syne" (tune, according to Palmer)
File: PalWa052

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