Bridgwater Fair

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
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (Sharp collection)
KEYWORDS: dancing party nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Sharp-OneHundredEnglishFolksongs 76, "Bridgwater Fair" (1 text, 1 tune)
Karpeles-TheCrystalSpring 132, "Bridgwater Fair" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cologne/Morrison-WiltshireFolkSongs, p. 28, "Wilton Fair" (1 short text, 1 tune); p. 29, "Marlborough Fair" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #1571 and 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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File: ShH76

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