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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


How the world wags - Social Music for a 17th-century Englishman


Track 12 on CDH55013 [3'16]

Track-specific metadata for CDH55013 track 12

Recording date
8 October 1980
Recording venue
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
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