Weaver’s Daughter


A Boden tune here as Jon says, “After setting this lyric from Folk Songs Of The Upper Thames I then heard Will Noble sing a Yorkshire version with a not entirely dissimilar tune. Fay has now taken this on and improved my melody somewhat.”

Intriguingly this is another that appears in Sussex from George “Pop” Maynard, as well as the Thames Valley and interestingly to back up Jon’s comment Sheffield. If the notes at Mainly Norfolk are anything to go by, then this was a widespread and therefore you would think, popular broadside. It seems odd therefore that many collectors apparently ignored it and even Mudact is lacking. I must say I like Jon’s tune for this, although feel rather sorry for the poor lass. Mind you, perhaps she just didn’t fancy him.



55 Responses to “Weaver’s Daughter”

  1. oldMuzza(NWSurrey-UK) says:

    Really enjoyed ,yet again, Fay video
    and the words and thoughts behind the words, of a human quandary that many folk have found themselves in and forfeited for others.

  2. OldMuzza(NWSurrey.UK) says:

    Ha….just read my 2017 year’s comment…..ref wife leaving me ….I’d have forgotten that old Muzza!
    Nothing like talking to yourself year after year!

  3. OldMuzza(NWSurrey UK) says:

    oh…being very naughty…enjoyed this and then nipped back to 7th March to listen again to Shirley Collins singing Bold Fisgerman!

  4. oldMuzza(NWSurreyUK) says:

    Ref my previous comment…’Fisgerman!!)
    I expect our Dainer would have jumped on that!

  5. OldMuzza(NW Surrey UK) says:

    Ha….looked at ‘older comments’ and we were obsessed with ‘Smileys
    I shall attempt to raise one and I wont know until I submit!

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