Jon calls this “One of my favourite songs. I came across this in Roy Palmer’s Vaughan-Williams book. It didn’t have a tune and it wasn’t my book so I decided to sing the words into my phone. I improvised a tune and it more or less stuck.”
Well as Ashley Hutchings with Shirley Collins singing seems to be the only musician other that Spiers & Boden ( and now Jon solo) to have had a bash at reviving this, that seems fair enough. I like the notes at Mainly Norfolk, with the suggestions of the song’s and more importantly the Horn Fair’s origins. Tsk! Despite my new found knowledge about Turkey Rhubarb, I couldn’t help but feel that we have hit a little seam of song titles with words that don’t naturally belong together. I am sure there must be a grammatical term for that, I just don’t know what it is.