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Yarmouth Fair

First line:
As I rode down to Yarmouth Fair
1924; melody by John Drinkwater (1882-1937); E J Moeran had collected Drinkwater's tune on one of his folk-song expeditions to Norfolk and Warlock then arranged a piano accompaniment to it
author of text

John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Recording details: September 1994
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: November 1994
Total duration: 1 minutes 56 seconds

Cover artwork: Yorkshire Fells by Peter de Wint (1784-1849)
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Yarmouth Fair, dating from 1924, has a strange history. The melody was composed by John Drinkwater, a Norfolk road-mender, to words he had found in an old magazine from 1896. E J Moeran had collected Drinkwater’s tune on one of his folksong expeditions to Norfolk and Warlock then arranged a piano accompaniment to it. Unfortunately, the publishers of the original words refused permission for them to be used and so Warlock’s friend and factotum, Hal Collins, obliged with this new text.

from notes by Fred Tomlinson 1994

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