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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDH55013
Recording details: October 1980
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: January 1988
Total duration: 3 minutes 16 seconds

'Splendid, vigorous, animated, hilarious' (Hi-Fi News)

'Rollicking good 'Rollicking good fun' (The Cornish Guardian)

'Highly entertaining' (Classical Music)

The Jolly Barber, or The Barber fitted by a Wanton Miss of the Town
First line:
O Did you not hear of a Barber of late
'The Country Farmer', or 'The King's Jig'
author of text
from Penny Merriments

Our own title. This ballad is from Penny Merriments, the huge collection of chapbooks left to Magdalene College by Samuel Pepys. The tune called for is ‘The Country Farmer’, also known as ‘The King’s Jig’.

from notes by Douglas Wootton 1981

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