Ethel M. Clark in Woolaston, Gloucestershire - early 20th Century

from Their small corner, page 90:

Most of the older men had their favourite songs. The carpenter always sang,

Good health to the barley mow,

The farmer’s son always sang Joshu, Joshua, while another man was nick named Maginty because of the number of times he sang,

Down went Maginty to the bottom of the sea. 

cite as

Ethel M. Clark, Their small corner. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:148, p. 90. accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: Woolaston, Gloucestershire


Listening to

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'Down went Maginty to the bottom of the sea'
written by Joseph Flynn
performed by Man
'Good health to the barley mow' performed by a carpenter
'Joshu, Joshua' performed by a farmer's son

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:53:58 +0100
Approved on Fri, 24 Aug 2018 16:42:25 +0100