DESCRIPTION: "Lads! myek a ring An' hear huz sing The sport we had at Swalwell, O." The singer tells of a wild day at the market. He lists the various people they saw along the way. After a day of revelry, "We staggered ahint se merry, O."
AUTHOR: Words: John Selkirk
EARLIEST DATE: 1812 (Bell)
KEYWORDS: party food drink
FOUND IN: Britain(England)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Stokoe/Reay, pp. 27-29, "Swallwell Hopping" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST StoR027 (Partial)
NOTES [32 words]: Swallwell Hoppin' was apparently a large and successful market in the time of author Selkirk (1783-1843), but by the late nineteenth century, according to Stokoe, it had nearly dwindled away. - RBW
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