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Track(s) taken from CDH55013

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

The City Waites
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)
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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