Way to Wallington, The
DESCRIPTION: "O canny man, o! Shew me the way to Wallington: I've got a mare to ride, and she's a trick o' galloping." Sandy tells of his determination to reach the town; he is told he is on the road. He sets off "like the wind"
EARLIEST DATE: 1900 (Stokoe/Reay)
KEYWORDS: horse travel
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Stokoe/Reay, pp. 148-149, "Shew Me the Way to Wallington" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST StoR148 (Partial)
NOTES: This is said to be a pipe tune, with words defective. It looks as if it might be political -- but too little is left, at least in the texts I've seen, to make even an intelligent guess as to what. - RBW
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