Sledburn Fair

DESCRIPTION: "I'd oft heard tell of this Sledburn fair, And fain would I gan thither." The singer's parents let him go there with Nell. They arrive at Sledburn, find an alehouse, and settle down to enjoy a fine dinner.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (de la Mare)
KEYWORDS: horse travel
FOUND IN: Britain(England)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Walter de la Mare, _Come Hither_, revised edition, 1928; #79, "Sledburn Fair" (1 text)
Roud #2543
NOTES: By his placement and notes, de la Mare seems to think this a honeymoon song, but there is little direct hint of this except that the boy and girl go out together for (at least) a day unhaperoned. - RBW
File: WdlM079

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