Violet Austin in Slough - between the 1910's and in the beginning of the 1920's

from Untitled: Mrs. Violet Austin memoir, page 31:

[The listening experience comes from a section of Violet Austin’s memoir describing her  childhood activities and games. Lyrics to ‘The Farmer’s in his den’ vary, including ‘The Farmer in the Dell’]. 


We girls would play the age old singing game “The Farmers in his Den”, ”Poor Jenny sits a-weeping”, ”Here we come gathering nuts in May”. 

cite as

Violet Austin, Untitled: Mrs. Violet Austin memoir. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:22, p. 31. accessed: 10 December, 2023

location of experience: Slough


Violet Austin
office worker

Listening to

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'Here we come gathering nuts in May' performed by Girls
'The Farmer's in his Den' performed by Girls
'Poor Jenny sits a-weeping' performed by Girls

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1910's and in the beginning of the 1920's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 27 Jul 2018 14:51:01 +0100
Approved on Thu, 04 Oct 2018 18:01:33 +0100