Devonshire Cream and Cider
DESCRIPTION: "I be nigh on ninety-seven, born and bred in dear old Devon." The singer mentions being alone, and suggests, "For if you be as lone as me, try Devonshire cream and cider."
EARLIEST DATE: 1946 (Peters)
KEYWORDS: drink nonballad age
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peters, p. 52, "Devonshire Cream and Cider" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
NOTES: There is much that is ironic about this song, or at least about the sole known collection, from Eryl Levers of Madison, Wisconsin: Despite being known only in the American midwest, it is about England, and despite the singer claiming to be in his nineties, Levers was in her mid-twenties when the song was collected. Levers was probably the only one of the informants in Peters who was still alive when the book was compiled; it is to be regretted that no one tried to find out more about the song. - RBW
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