Henry George Lock in Sutton Courtenay - between the 1880's and 1890

from An Old Man Tries to Remember, page 16:

[Henry Lock includes a joke in his list of songs heard as a boy: the phrase 'Uncle Tom Cobley' was used to express exasperation at a long list of names, though it comes from a Devon folk song, 'Widecombe Fair']

 

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cite as

Henry George Lock, An Old Man Tries to Remember. In Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, Brunel University Special Collections, number 1:449, p. 16. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1538656053097 accessed: 25 September, 2021 (By permission of Brunel University Library, Special Collections.)

location of experience: Sutton Courtenay

Listeners

Henry George Lock
Invoice Clerk
1876-

Listening to

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'One man went to mow' performed by villagers at an Inn
'The Vly be on the Turmut' performed by villagers at an Inn
'Where is now the merry party (Far away)'
written by Mrs J.W. Bliss
performed by Villagers at an inn
Traditional folk, ballad and patriot song performed by Villagers at an Inn
'My Jolly Herring' performed by villagers at an Inn
'The Kerry Dancers' performed by villagers at an Inn
'Over the burning plains of Egypt' performed by Villagers in an inn
'Oh Joe, the boat is going over' performed by Villagers at an inn
'I'm a man that's done wrong to my parents' performed by Villagers at an inn
'Ring the Bell, Watchman'
written by Henry Clay Work
performed by villagers at an Inn
'Green Grow the Rushes-O' performed by Villagers at an inn
'Blow away the morning dew' performed by Villagers at an inn
'The Union Jack of Old England'
written by Charles Williams
performed by Villagers at an inn
'The Old Rustic Bridge by the Mill'
written by J.P. Skelly
performed by Villagers at an inn
'We Are All Jolly Fellows that Follow the Plough' performed by villagers at an Inn
'The birds upon the tree' performed by Villagers at an inn
'Buttercup Joe' performed by Villagers at an inn
'Tom Bowling'
written by Charles Dibdin
performed by villagers at an Inn
'Widecombe Fair' performed by Villagers at an inn
'[My] Grandfather's Clock'
written by Henry Clay Work
performed by villagers at an Inn
'Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue' performed by villagers at an Inn
'The Gentleman Soldier' performed by Villagers at an inn
'The Farmer's Boy' performed by Villagers at an Inn
'The Lark in the Morn[ing]' performed by villagers at an Inn

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1880's and 1890
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 04 Oct 2018 13:27:33 +0100
Approved on Mon, 29 Oct 2018 10:24:29 +0000