A suitably timed epic for Halloween. Jon gives us a nice little insight into the Boden household too saying, “For some reason Fay and I have taken to singing this to Polly (and now Jacob) every night as an ‘off to sleep now’ song, so between us we must have sung it a thousand times over the last few years, we never get bored of it though.” Interestingly Jon’s take seems closest to Anne Briggs’ version according to Mainly Norfolk. Unusually Reinhard even has some musical tab posted for this, which probably says much for its classic status. Although if you follow that link, you’ll also spot that he starts with a disclaimer and points you in this direction. It was the first thing that Goggle delivered to me as well – a whole website devoted to the song. Marvelous stuff and a truly memorable performance!
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