William Gardiner in Leicester - 1781

from Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, pages 52-53:

Black was a very pleasant fellow, enjoyed his pipe and a jug of mild ale, was fond of music, and sang a good song. In the better sort of public houses it was not uncommon for half-a-dozen good voices to fire off song after song the night through. There was a singular humour in our friend Davy's performance of the following : — 'I know that I went to the fair, The miller's daughter, Sue, was there ; Her beauty made me gape and stare, A woeful sight for John. I fell in love upon the place ; I told her my unhappy case ; Yet still she turned away her face, And bid me get me gone.' It was …   more >>

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William Gardiner, Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante, volume 3 (London, 1 January, 1853), p. 52-53. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433076700181 accessed: 27 September, 2022

location of experience: Leicester


William Gardiner
Composer, Hosier

Listening to

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drinking song performed by anonymous men

Experience Information

Date/Time 1781
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 31 May 2015 13:51:40 +0100
Approved on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:37:37 +0100