Keith Summers English Folk Music Collection

The workhouse door

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:02:10

  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0010646 (copy of C1002/78)

  • Subjects

    English folk songs and music (Suffolk); Parlour ballads

  • Recording date

    1974

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Keith Summers Collection

  • Recording locations

    A public house in Framlingham, Suffolk, England, UK

  • Performers

    King, Jimmy (singer, male)

  • Recordist

    Summers, Keith

  • Description

    Item notes: First verse: 'Twas bitter cold one winters night, in London street's I saw a sight, an aged pair came toddling by and as they passed I heard a sigh'. Possibly a version of Roud Folk Song Index No. 13679 (Hobbling off to the workhouse door). Recording notes: Recording muffled during the first verse

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