Henry George Hibbert in Nottingham

from Fifty Years of a Londoner's Life, page 19:

In that same great market-place I recall the prize-fighter, William Thompson or "Bendigo." He had been converted by a local evangelstic pork butcher, "Jemmy" Dupe, and he sat, a gaunt grey old man wearing a broad-cloth suit, but his colours of "bird's-eye" blue, beside a barrow, on which were displayed his championship belts and the Bibles that he sold. Ever and anon he would spring to his feet and sing:

"Ho I The Devil had me once

But he let me go!

Yes he let me go!


cite as

Henry George Hibbert, Fifty Years of a Londoner's Life (New York, 1916), p. 19. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438008324202 accessed: 2 April, 2020

location of experience: Nottingham


Henry George Hibbert

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Song performed by William Thompson

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:45:24 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:14:30 +0100