Football Match, The

DESCRIPTION: Six "rippling lads" in hats and ribbons play football on Salisbury Plain. William sticks Jackson in the thigh with a penknife. William misses kicking the ball "and right through the goal he went." They win the prize.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1923 (Williams-FolkSongsOfTheUpperThames)
KEYWORDS: game sports
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Williams-FolkSongsOfTheUpperThames, p. 223, "The Football Match" (1 text) (also Williams-Wiltshire-WSRO Gl 104)
Roud #1291
NOTES [15 words]: It is not clear that only six were playing, or whether or not they were on the same team. - BS
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File: Wt223

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