DESCRIPTION: "Come all you lads and lasses dear, That like to revel at the fair. The fiddle's merry on the green." Singer tells of the delights of Bridgwater Fair and the colorful characters to be found there. "Master John" is warned: don't kiss the girls
EARLIEST DATE: 1916
KEYWORDS: dancing party nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Sharp-100E 76, "Bridgwater Fair" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cologne/Morrison, p. 28, "Wilton Fair" (1 short text, 1 tune); p. 29, "Marlborough Fair" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #1571; also 17807
cf. "Truro Agricultural Show"
NOTES [27 words]: [Sharp writes,] "St. Matthew's Fair at Bridgwater is a very ancient one, and is still a local event of some importance, although it has seen its best days." - PJS
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