Quaker (I), The
DESCRIPTION: "Verily high! Verily oh! Vivity vob like the shaker. All this wealth is awfully wrong And it terribly puzzles the quaker."
EARLIEST DATE: 1937 (recording, Bampton Morris and Jinky Wells); 1907 (_Fores's ..._ fragment); 1880 (_"Brummagem" Bright_ "parody?)
KEYWORDS: nonballad recitation
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond))
Bampton Morris and Jinky Wells, "The Quaker" (on Voice16)
NOTES: The current description is all of the Bampton Morris and Jinky Wells version on Voice16.
This is a dance tune. The words, which could be sung to the tune, may suggest the step.
The lines are quoted as "Oh, this world is awfully rum, It terribly puzzles the Quaker!" in Fores's Sporting Notes & Sketches, (London, 1907 ("Digitized by Google")), Vol. XXIV, p. 33. A political verse - "In '74 the Tories came in, 'Oh Britain! what will awake her?' 'They're just as strong as ever they've been,' That's what puzzles the Quaker" - is in "Brummagem" Bright, (London, 1880 ("Digitized by Google")), p. 26.- BS
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