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Radnage Cricket Song

First line:
Come all ye jolly cricketers whoever ye may be
collected by Horace Harman
author of text

From Horace Harman’s book ‘Buckinghamshire Dialect’ produced in 1929, in which one learns that ‘cays in the cayus’ meant ‘cows in the cowhouse’. No such interpretation is needed in the cricket song, except perhaps for ‘hop, hop, hop’ which refers to underarm bowling. Radnage is a remote village in the Chiltern Hills, not far from the Oxfordshire border and the song, later arranged by Madeleine Campbell, is one of the earliest recorded.

from notes by David Allen © 2011


Songs of cricket
SIGCD217Download only


Track 6 on SIGCD217 [2'00] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD217 track 6

Recording date
28 February 2011
Recording venue
Air Studios, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Nigel Short
Recording engineer
Jake Jackson & Chris Barrett
Hyperion usage
  1. Songs of cricket (SIGCD217)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: July 2011
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