# Full English Transcription Programme: The Vaughan Williams Archive at the British Library, MS RVW2/1

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**Part 1: RVW2/1/1 to RVW2/1/99**

**RVW2/1/1 The Green Mossy Banks**

*abc notation*

X:1

T:RVW2/1/1 The Green Mossy Banks

T: Played on a penny whistle at the Bell, Kersey, Suffolk, Aug. 30th 1907

L:1/4

Q:1/4=116

M:3/4

I:linebreak $

K:Eaeo

"^(editorial suggestion) " E/F/ | G B G | F A F/E/ | D E2- | E2 E/F/ | G B G | F A G | E3- |

E2 E/F/ | G B B |$ F A F | D E E/F/ | G F E | B, E F | E2 E/F/ |"^(a)" G A B | d B G | F D2- |

D2 E/F/ | G A B |$ d B d | e3- | e2 e | d2 B/A/ | G A F | D E2- | E2 E/F/ | G B B | F A F | E2 ||$

E/F/ | G B G | F A F/E/ | D E2- | E2 E/F/ | G B G | F A G | E3- | E2 E/F/ | G B B |$ F A F |

D E E/F/ | G F E | B, E F | E2 E/F/ |"^(a) var." G2 G | d B G | F D2- | D2 E/F/ | G A B |$ d B d |

e3- | e2 e | d2 B/A/ | G A F | D E2- | E2 E/F/ | G B B | F A F | E2 |]

**RVW2/1/2 Basket of Eggs**

*abc notation*

X:2

T:RVW2/1/2 Basket of Eggs

T:Sung by Mr. Ansell in the Bell, Kersey, Aug 31st 1907 (1 of 3)

L:1/8

Q:1/4=80

M:5/8

I:linebreak $

K:G

"^(editorial suggestion) " d | dA c>BA |[M:3/4] d>A B/c/ d2 e/f/ |[M:5/8] g>g dcB | cd e2 d |$

dA c>BA |[M:3/4] d>A B/c/ d2 e/f/ |[M:5/8] g>g dcB | c B G2 |]

**RVW2/1/3 Barbry Ellen**

*abc notation*

X:3

T:RVW2/1/3 Barbry Ellen

T:Sung by Mr. Ansell in the Bell, Kersey, Aug 31st 1907 (2 of 3)

L:1/8

Q:1/4=66

M:5/8

I:linebreak $

K:G

"^(editorial suggestion) " G | Bc d2 A | cB G2 G |[M:3/4] Bd g2 ag | e d2- d2 d |$

[M:5/8] ge d2 e/f/ | ggGAB | ce d2 A | BG- G2 |]

**RVW2/1/4 I Courted a Dark Girl (The False Lover)**

*abc notation*

X:4

T:RVW2/1/4 I Courted a Dark Girl (The False Lover)

T:Sung by Mr. Ansell in the Bell, Kersey, Aug 31st 1907 (3 of 3)

L:1/8

Q:1/4=100

M:6/8

I:linebreak $

K:G

"^(editorial suggestion) " D | GED G2 D | GBd d2 B | ccA B2 G | AGE D2 B |$ Bcd EFG |

ABA"^(a)" GFD | E>FG AFE | D G2- G2 ||$ D | GED G2 D | GBd d2 B | ccA B2 G | AGE D2 B |$ Bcd EFG |

ABA"^(a) var." GF/E/D | E>FG AFE | D G2- G2 |]

**RVW2/1/5 When I Was Young [Broken-Down Gentleman]**

*abc notation*

X:5

T:RVW2/1/5 When I Was Young [Broken-Down Gentleman]

T:Sung in the "Shoulder of Mutton," Hadleigh, Sept 1 1907 by Warner

L:1/8

Q:1/4=116

M:6/8

I:linebreak $

K:Eaeo

"^(editorial suggestion) " E | G2 B B2 B | A2 F D2 D | E2 F G2 A | B3 z z E | E2 B B2 B |$

A2 F D2 D | EFG AGF | E3 z z D | E2 F G2 A | B2 B E2 D |$ E2 F G2 A | B3 B2 A |[M:9/8] GAB d3 e3 |

[M:6/8] dBG D2 D | EFG AGF | E3 z z |]

**RVW2/1/6 Our Chief Mate's Name**

*abc notation*

X:6

T:RVW2/1/6 Our Chief Mate's Name

T:Chanty sung by Mr. Broome at Hadleigh, Sept. 2nd 1907

L:1/8

Q:1/4=66

M:2/4

I:linebreak $

K:F

"^(editorial suggestion) " f | d d d c | d e f A |$ F/G/F F/F/ G | A/A/ F D C | F F G2 |$

w: Our|chief mate's name it|was Ike Green, the|dirt- i- est dev- il that|ev- er was seen. Sing|Tow- row- row,|

F/ G/F F c | d>e f A | AG !fermata!F |]

w: lay a- long now, be|hand- y boys be|hand- y now.|

**RVW2/1/7 Basket Of Eggs**

*abc notation*

X:7

T:RVW2/1/7 Basket Of Eggs

T:Sung by Mr. Jake Willis (Crimean veteran) at Hadleigh, Sept. 3rd and 4th 1907 (1 of 7)

L:1/8

Q:1/4=66

M:6/8

I:linebreak $

K:Baeo

"^(Editorial suggestion) " F | AA"^(a)" A3 F | BBA F2 A |[M:5/8] BA FED | EE F2 F |$ B,C DCD |

"^(b)" EC DEF/G/ | AA FDB, |[M:6/8] CD B,2 z ||$ F | AA"^(a) var." A2 FA | BBA F2 A |

[M:5/8] BAFED | EE F2 F |$ B,CDCD |[M:6/8]"^(b) var." EE D E2 F |[M:5/8] GA FDB, |

[M:6/8] CD B,2 z |]

**RVW2/1/8 Green Lanes**

*abc notation*

X:8

T:RVW2/1/8 Green Lanes

T:Sung by Jake Willis (Crimean veteran) at Hadleigh, Sept. 3rd and 4th 1907 (2 of 7)

L:1/8

Q:1/4=72

M:3/8

I:linebreak $

K:D

"^(Editorial suggestion) " D | DEF |"^(a)" GAB | AEG | FDA | dcd | GAB | =cdB | A2 A |$ dAB |

=cdB | AGG | ADD/D/ | AAA | BGE | FDD | !fermata!D2 ||$ D | DEF |"^(a) var." GFG | AEG | FDA |

dcd | GAB | cdB | A2 A |$ dAB | cdB | AGG | ADD/D/ | AAA | BGE | FDD | !fermata!D2 |]

**RVW2/1/9 Broadstriped Trousers (Tarry Trousers)**

*abc notation*

X:9

T:RVW2/1/9 Broadstriped Trousers (Tarry Trousers)

T:Sung by Jake Willis (Crimean veteran) at Hadleigh, Sept. 3rd and 4th 1907 (3 of 7)

L:1/8

Q:1/4=72

M:2/4

I:linebreak $

K:G

"^(Editorial suggestion) ""^(a)" D | DE cc |"^(b)" BAG/F/D | G>A G/F/E/D/ | GG A2 |$ DD cd | GABc |

ED Bc/B/ | AA !fermata!G ||$"^(a) var." z | DE cc |"^(b) var." BA/G/FD | G>A G/F/E/D/ | GG A2 |$

DD cd | GABc | ED Bc/B/ | AA !fermata!G |]

**RVW2/1/10 Villikins And His Dinah**

*abc notation*

X:10

T:RVW2/1/10 Villikins And His Dinah

T:Sung by Jake Willis (Crimean veteran) at Hadleigh, Sept 3rd and 4th 1907 (4 of 7)

L:1/4

Q:1/4=160

M:3/4

I:linebreak $

K:E

"^(Editorial suggestion) " B | c3/2 d/ e | f B f | e d c | B2 :|$ B | c2 d/e/ | f B f | e A B |

A !fermata!G B |$ e d e | d B c | A G F | E2 |]

**RVW2/1/11 The Dew Is On The Grass**

*abc notation*

X:11

T:RVW2/1/11 The Dew Is On The Grass

T:Sung by Jake Willis (Crimean veteran) at Hadleigh, Sept 3rd and 4th 1907 (5 of 7)

L:1/8

Q:1/4=80

M:2/4

I:linebreak $

K:F

"^(editorial suggestion) " E | GECE | GECC |"^(a)" EG cc | BA !fermata!G G |$ cdBG | BAGC | FFEC |

F2 !fermata!G2 |"^(b)" D/E/E/D/ !fermata!C ||$ E | GECE | GECC |"^(a) var." CC cc |

BA !fermata!G G |$ cdBG | BAGC | FFEC | F2 !fermata!G2 |"^(b) var." D/E/F/D/ !fermata!C |]

**RVW2/1/12 Milkpail, The [Sweet Nightingale]**

*abc notation*

X:12

T:RVW2/1/12 The Milkpail

T:Sung by Jake Willis (Crimean veteran) at Hadleigh, Sept 3rd and 4th 1907 (6 [misnumbered 5 in MS] of 7)

L:1/4

Q:1/4=116

M:3/4

I:linebreak $

K:A

"^(editorial suggestion) " E | A A A | A2 A/B/ | c c c | c2 e/c/ | A c e | f/e/ d c |$

w: |||||||

(c3/2 B/) d/c/ | B2 c/d/ | e c e | d2 B/B/ | c A B | (E F) G/E/ | A B c |$ d e f |

w: ||||sweet night- in-|gale _ as she|sings in the|vall- eys be-|

[M:4/4] (e3/2 c/ A) c | (B3/2 G/ E) c/d/ |[M:3/4] e c e | d c B | !fermata!A2 |]

w: low _ _ be-|low _ _ etc. *||||

**RVW2/1/13 Green Mossy Banks**

*abc notation*

X:13

T:RVW2/1/13 Green Mossy Banks

T:Sung by Jake Willis (Crimean veteran) at Hadleigh, Sept. 3rd and 4th 1907 (7 [misnumbered 6 in MS] of 7)

L:1/8

Q:1/8=100

M:3/8

I:linebreak $

K:Eaeo

"^(editorial suggestion) " E/F/ | GBB | GAG/F/ | D E2- | E2 E/F/ | GFE | B,EF | E3- | E2 :|$ E |

GBB | dBd | e E2- | E2 E | GAB | dBd | e3- | e2 e |$ dBA | GAF | DEE/F/ | GFE | DEF | E3- | E2 |]

**RVW2/1/14 I Hunted My Merry Dogs [Hunting Song]**

*abc notation*

X:14

T:RVW2/1/14 I Hunted My Merry Dogs [Hunting Song]

T:Sung by Rob Clark and completed by (Jake) Willis, Sept 3rd and 4th 1907

L:1/8

Q:1/4=90

M:6/8

I:linebreak $

K:C

"^(editorial suggestion) " G | ED CE FG | AB cB G2 | z2 z3 G |$ ED C EFG | AB c B3 | G2 z2 z ||

w: I|hunt- ed my mer- ry dogs|in- to the clo- ver;|I|hunt- ed so sharp that I|made him roll o-|ver.|

A/B/ |$ c>E EF GA | GA B c2 G/G/ | c>E EF GA |$ GG FE C (A/B/) |$ c>E EF>GA |

w: There was|Harp- er and Sharp- er and|Ben- jy boy Jim, There was|Ay- tel and Cay- tel and|White- foot and Mar- ble. For *|in she go, there she come,|

G>A Bc>C!fermata!C- | !fermata!C4- !fermata!C |: G/G/ |$ A>B c E>ED | C3 C3 | C4- C :|

w: there she go, here she come.||For I|hunt- ed my mer- ry dogs|there, boys,|there. *|

**RVW2/1/15 Silvy**

*abc notation*

X:15

T:RVW2/1/15 Silvy

T:Sung by the Clark Family, Hadleigh, Sept. 3rd 1907

L:1/4

Q:1/4=100

M:4/4

I:linebreak $

K:F

"^(editorial suggestion) " F c d c/B/ | A G F2 | G G G/A/ B | d c c2 |$ d e f e/d/ |

c f !fermata!A F | F c d c | A G F2 |]

**RVW2/1/16 Come All You Roaring Boys**

*abc notation*

X:16

T:RVW2/1/16 Come All You Roaring Boys

T:Sung by a man from Stepney in Semer Workhouse, Sept 3rd 1907

L:1/8

Q:1/4=80

M:2/4

I:linebreak $

K:F

"^(editorial suggestion) " C | FFFF | F2 AG | FDDD | C2 AB | c2 GA |$ BcBA | G4- | G2 AB | cGBA |

F2 GA |$ BG GE | C2 CB, | A,2 CF | AGBA | F3 |]

**RVW2/1/17 I Once Loved A Dark Girl [False Lover]**

*abc notation*

X:17

T:RVW2/1/17 I Once Loved A Dark Girl [False Lover]

T:Sung by Mrs. Tiffen (Jnr.) at Holton St. Mary, Sept. 3rd 1907

L:1/8

Q:1/8=126

M:3/8

I:linebreak $

K:G

"^(editorial suggestion) " D | DGG | GDD | GBd | d2 B | AAA | cBA | GFG |$"^(a)" A2 d | B>cd |

EFG | A>BA | GFD | E>FG | A>FD | DG ||$ D | DGG | GDD | GBd | d2 B | AAA | cBA | GFG |$

"^(a) var.--N.B. a little doubtful [RVW]" D2 d | B>cd | EFG | A>BA | GFD | E>FG | A>FD | DG |]

**RVW2/1/18 [Died For Love?]**

*abc notation*

X:18

T:RVW2/1/18 [Died For Love] ?

T: Tavers? James? (no place or date)

T: Editorial note: This is an almost illegible piece at the end of RVW's collection from around Hadleigh in Suffolk.

T: It is upside down, as if the collector just seized his book to dash off a notation in a hurry.The first part of

T: the tune, however, is extremely familiar, since it is clearly the basis of the third theme in the composer's

T: "Wasps" overture. Some of the variations are conjectural interpretations.

L:1/8

Q:1/4=80

M:3/4

I:linebreak $

K:C

G |"^(a)" cd c2 G2 | _Bc G3 G | c=B c2 de | fg d3 e |$"^(b)" g d2 e2 e |"^(c)" f/g/a g2 e2 |

cd A3 G | ce g2 ec | G/B/B c2 c ||$ G |"^(a) var." ed c2 G2 | _Bc G3 G | c=B c2 de | fg d3 e |$

"^(b) var." ff g2 ed |"^(c) var." c2 d e2 f | d2 d e2 d | e2 c2 ec | G/B/B c2 c |]

**RVW2/1/20 T'Old Tup (part of play of Ker Valley [?])**

*abc notation*

X:20

T:RVW2/1/20 T'Old Tup (part of play of Ker(?) Valley)

T:Sung by a man in the Inn at Wickersley, Yorkshire, Sep 1907

L:1/8

Q:1/4=116

M:6/8

I:linebreak $

K:F

"^(editorial suggestion) " C | F2 F G2 A | F3 C2 D | _E2 E D2 B, |1 C3 z2 :|2 C3 z2 z ||$ F3 C3 |

w: ||||||Fay- lay|

F3 C3 | F F F G2 E | F4- F |]

w: Fay- lay|Fa- la- la ler- o|lay. *|

**RVW2/1/21 The Old Horse**

*abc notation*

X:21

T:RVW2/1/21 The Old Horse

L:1/8

Q:1/4=90

M:6/8

I:linebreak $

K:F

"^(editorial suggestion) " C | F2 F G2 A |"^(a)" F3 C2 C | F2 F G2 A | B3- B2 A | B2 A G2 F |$

F3 CDE | F2 D C2 A, | B,3 A,2 B, | C3 D2 E | F3- F2 ||$ C | F2 F G2 A |"^(a) var." F2 F C2 C |

F2 F G2 A | B3- B2 A | B2 A G2 F |$ F3 CDE | F2 D C2 A, | B,3 A,2 B, | C3 D2 E | F3- F2 |]

**RVW2/1/22 A Frolicsome Sargeant**

*abc notation*

X:22

T:RVW2/1/22 A Frolicsome Sargeant

T:Sung by Mr. Drabbles of Thrybergh, Sept. 1907 (1 of 4)

L:1/8

Q:1/4=120

M:4/4

I:linebreak $

K:F

"^(editorial suggestion) " cA | F2 FG A2"^(a)" AA | B2 BB c3 c | F2 FG A2 GF |"^(b)" B2 Bd c3 c |

c2 cd"^(c)" _ed"^(d)" e>d |$ cccd _e3 c | f2 fc c2 BA |"^(e)" B2 BA G2 F_E | F>G A>B c2 f2 |

A>A AG F2 ||$ cA | F2 FG A2"^(a) var." GF | B2 BB c3 c | F2 FG A2 GF |"^(b) var." BABd c3 c |

c2 c"^(c) var."d _e2"^(d) var." de |$ cccd _e3 c | f2 fc c2 BA |"^(e) var." BcBA G2 F_E |

F>G A>B c2 f2 | A>A AG F2 |]

**RVW2/1/23 Bold William Taylor**

*abc notation*

X:23

T:RVW2/1/23 Bold William Taylor

T:Sung by Mr. Drabbles of Thrybergh, Sept. 1907 (2 of 4)

L:1/8

Q:1/4=80

M:2/4

I:linebreak $

K:F

"^(editorial suggestion) ""^(a) [Note may be omitted.]" F | FC F>A | cc A!fermata!F | FCFA |

cc !fermata!G c |$ ccAc | BAGC | F>FAc | BG/E/ F2 ||$"^(a) var." C | FC F>A | cc A!fermata!F |

FCFA | cc !fermata!G c |$ ccAc | BAGC | F>FAc | BG/E/ F2 |]

**RVW2/1/24 The Silvery Tide**

*abc notation*

X:24

T:RVW2/1/24 The Silvery Tide

T:Sung by Mr. Drabbles of Thrybergh, Sept. 1907 (3 of 4) and currently (August 2013) omitted from VWML catalogue

L:1/8

Q:1/4=105

M:6/8

I:linebreak $

K:Daeo

"^(editorial suggestion) " C | F2 F D2 C | F2 A c2 c | F2 F A2 A | D3 z2 C | F2 F F2 A |$ c3 d2 c |

c2 A F2 G | A3 z2 C | F2 F F2 A | c3 d2 c | c2 A F2 G |$ A<c- c2 cA | G2 F D2 C | F2 A c2 A |

F2 F AGA | D3- D2 |]

**RVW2/1/25 The Two Champions**

*abc notation*

X:25

T:RVW2/1/25 The Two Champions

T:Sung by Mr. Drabbles of Thrybergh, Sept. 1907 (4 of 4, but numbered 3 in VWML catalogue)

L:1/8

Q:1/4=80

M:2/4

I:linebreak $

K:F

"^(editorial suggestion) " C | F2 FA | c>AFF | G>GAB | A3 C | F2 FA | c>AFF | G>FED |$ C3 c |

c>BAF | F!fermata!D Bc | dcBG | F E2 C |: F2 FF | FdcB | AABG |$"^(a)" F2 AF | GCCC | C3 A |

"^(b)" c CCC | C3 D | F2 FF | FdcB | AABG | F4 :|$ C | F2 FA | c>AFF | G>GAB | A3 C | F2 FA |

c>AFF | G>F E D |$ C3 c | c>BAF | F!fermata!D Bc | dcBG | F E2 C |: F2 FF | FdcB | AABG |$

"^(a) var." F>GAF | GCCC | C3 A |"^(b) var. \"G or C uncertain\"" G CCC | C3 D | F2 FF | FdcB |

AABG | F4 :|

**RVW2/1/26 Seventeen Come Sunday**

*abc notation*

X:26

T:RVW2/1/26 Seventeen Come Sunday

T:Sung in an inn at Braithwell by a navvy from Lincs., Sept 1907

L:1/8

Q:1/4=90

M:2/4

I:linebreak $

K:E

"^(editorial suggestion) " E | EEGB | EEEB, | EG BB |[M:3/4] cd e2 f2 | ec e2 f2 | ec e2 dc |$

[M:2/4] BcBG | GF FG | EG E2 | GB/G/ E2 |[M:4/4] G2 B2 c2 AG |[M:2/4] F2 E2 |]

**RVW2/1/28 Poor Mary**

*abc notation*

X:28

T:RVW2/1/28 Poor Mary

T:Singing games heard at Stainton, Sept. 1907 (1 of 4)

L:1/4

Q:1/4=116

M:3/4

I:linebreak $

K:G

"^(editorial suggestion) " D | G3/2 A/B/c/ | d B B | c A A | B G G | G3/2 A/B/c/ | d B G | c A F |

G2 |]

**RVW2/1/29 Oats And Beans**

*abc notation*

X:29

T:RVW2/1/29 Oats and Beans

T:Singing games heard at Stainton, Sept. 1907 (2 of 4)

L:1/8

Q:1/4=126

M:6/8

I:linebreak $

K:G

"^(editorial suggestion) " d2 d d2 B | c2 e d3 :| g2 g f2 f | e2 e d2 d | c2 c B2 B | A2 A G3 |

d2 d c2 B | A3 G3 |]

**RVW2/1/30 Wallflowers**

*abc notation*

X:30

T:RVW2/1/30 Wallflowers

T:Singing Games heard at Stainton, Sept. 1907 (3 of 4)

L:1/8

Q:1/4=116

M:2/4

I:linebreak $

K:G

"^(editorial suggestion) ""^(a)" d2 B2 | d2 B2 | d2 ee | A4 |"^(b)" c2 A2 | c2 A2 | c2 Ac | B4 |$

"^(c)" d2 B2 | d2 B2 | d2 ee | A4 |"^(d)" c2 A2 | c2 A2 | ccdc | BA G2 ||$"^(a) var." d2 Bc |

d2 Bc | d2 ee | A4 |"^(b) var." c2 AB | c2 AB | c2 Ac | B4 |$"^(c) var." d2 Bc | d2 Bc | d2 ee |

A4 |"^(d) var." c2 AB | c2 AB | ccdc | BA G2 |]

**RVW2/1/30A Jolly Sailor Boys**

*abc notation*

X:30

T:RVW2/1/30A Jolly Sailor Boys

T:Singing Games heard at Stainton, Sept. 1907 (4 of 4) (Currently [August 2013] omitted from VWML Catalogue)

L:1/8

Q:1/4=84

M:2/4

I:linebreak $

K:G

"^(editorial suggestion) " D | GBAd | B>A GD | ABcd | B3 D | GBAd | B/B/B/A/ GD | EAGF |$ G4 |:

d>B d>B | d/d/d/B/ G2- :| G3 D | GB Ad |"^(a)" BA GD | EAGF | G3 ||$ D | GBAd | B>A GD | AB cd |

B3 D | GBAd | d/d/d/c/ GD | EA GF |$ G4 |: d>B d>B | d/d/d/B/ G2- :| G3 D | GBAd |

"^(a) var." B/B/A/A/ GD | EA GF | G3 |]

**RVW2/1/32 Milkmaids**

*abc notation*

X:32

T:RVW2/1/32 Milkmaids

T:Sung by a gipsy at Hooton Roberts Sept. 1907 (1 of 3)

L:1/8

Q:1/4=92

M:6/8

I:linebreak $

K:F

"^(editorial suggestion) " CDE | F2 G/A/ G2 F | G2 B/c/ B2 A | F6- | F3"^(a)" e2 d | c3 B2 A |

F2 A c2 A | G6- | G3"^(b)" e2 d |$ c2 d B2 c | F2 A c2 d | c2 B A2 F | (F2 E) CDE | F3 G2 F |

G2 A B2 A | F6- | F3 || CDE |$ F2 G/A/ G2 F | G2 B/c/ B2 A | F6- | F3"^(a) var." _e2 d | c3 B2 A |

F2 A c2 A | G6- | G3"^(b) var." _e2 d | c2 d B2 c |$ F2 A c2 d | c2 B A2 F | (F2 E) CDE |

F3 G2 F | G2 A B2 A | F6- | F3 |]

**RVW2/1/33 O May He Never Prosper**

*abc notation*

X:33

T:RVW2/1/33 O May He Never Prosper

T:Tune very doubtful Sung by a gipsy at Hooton Roberts Sept. 1907 (2 of 3)

L:1/8

Q:1/4=100

M:4/4

I:linebreak $

K:Cmix

"^(editorial suggestion) " EF | G2 B2 G2 C2 | G6 GF |[M:5/4] C2 A,2 A,2 C2 CD |[M:4/4] C6 GA |

[M:5/4] B2 c2 G2 C2 A,C |$[M:4/4] Bd c4 BA | G2 C2 EFGE | F6 GA | B2 D2 C2 B,C | Bd c4 BA |$

G2 C2 EFGE | F6 BA |[M:5/4] G2 A>G FA G2 C2 |[M:4/4] G3 F G2 C2 | B,3 A, B,2 C2 | C6 |]

**RVW2/1/34 Erin's Lovely Home**

*abc notation*

X:34

T:RVW2/1/34 Erin's Lovely Home

T:doubtful Sung by a gipsy at Hooton Roberts Sept. 1907 (3 of 3)

L:1/4

Q:1/4=100

M:4/4

I:linebreak $

K:G

"^(editorial suggestion) " B/c/ | d e c d | d2 G D |[M:3/4] E/F/ G3/2 G/ |[M:4/4] G3 B/A/ |

G G B c | g2 e/f/ g | d d/c/ c B/c/ |$ d3 d | G G B c | d g e/f/ g |"^?" e d B c | d3 B/c/ |

d e c d | c d/B/ c/B/ G | E/G/ G/A/ G |]

**RVW2/1/35 I Courted An Old Man**

*abc notation*

X:35

T:RVW2/1/35 I Courted An Old Man

C:[Gipsy], Hooton Roberts, Sept. 1907

L:1/8

Q:1/4=120

M:3/4

I:linebreak $

K:Dmix

"^(editorial suggestion) " D2 |"^(a)" D2 G2 G2 | F2 G2 A2 | B4 G2 | AF D2 D2 |$ D2 G2 G2 |

w: I|cour- ted an|old man, it's|high down|der- ry down. I|cour- ted an|

F2 G2 A2 | d4 cB | A4 (AB) | c2 B3 A |$"^(b)" cB !fermata!A3 B | c2 A2 B2 | GF D4 | (A3 B) c A |

w: old man, it's|high der- ry|down. I *|cour- ted an|old * man, he|swore he would|mar- ry me.|Girls _ for your|

[M:4/4] B2{AB} (A3 G) AA |$ G F D2 D2 ||[M:3/4] z2 |"^(a) var" D2 G2 G2 | F2 G2 A2 | B4 G2 |$

w: own sake _ ne- ver|wed an old man.||When we sat|down to meat|high down|

AF D2 z2 | D2 G2 G2 | F2 G2 A2 | d4 cB | A6 |$ c2 B3 A |"^(b) var. 1" c B !fermata!A3 B |

w: der- ry down,|when we sat|down to meat,|high der- ry|down.|When we sat|down to meat the|

[M:4/4] c2 B2 A3 G/ B/ |[M:3/4] G F D4 | (A3 B) c A |$[M:4/4] B2{AB} (A3 G) AA | G F D2 D2 ||

w: old man thought much of|||||

[M:3/4] z2 | D2 G2 G2 | F2 G2 A2 |$ B4 G2 | AF D2 z2 | D2 G2 G2 | F2 G2 A2 | d4 cB |$ A6 |

w: |When we were|going to church|high down|der- ry down.|When we were|going to church,|high der- ry|down.|

c2 B3 A |"^(b) var. 2" c B !fermata!A3 B | c2 B2 A A | GF D4 |$ (A3 B) c A |

w: When we were|going to church (the)|old man thought his|mon- ey much.|Girls _ for your|

[M:4/4] B2{AB} (A3 G) AA | G F D2 D2 |]

w: own sake _ ne- ver|wed an old man.|

*Notes on RVW2/1/35* This is a difficult MS to transcribe. It is difficult to decypher, and to make it at all meaningful

a certain amount of interpretatio is necessary. Note particularly: (a) where the transcription has substituted a rest for

the crotchet at the anacrucial start; (b) the introduction by the transcribers of grace notes; and (c) the altered

syllabification. (This is a notoriously contentious area of music publication in England since many music publishers insist

on using prose hyphenation instead of phonetic hyphenation.)

**RVW2/1/36 [The Broken Down Gentleman]**

*Notes on RVW2/1/36* This is a replicate of RVW2/1/5 When I Was Young [Broken-Down Gentleman] as transcribed above.

**RVW2/1/38 Lord Ellenwater **

*abc notation*

X:38

T:RVW2/1/38 Lord Ellenwater

C:Sung by "Happy" Flack at Foulmere, July 12th, 1907 (1 of 4)

L:1/8

Q:1/4=100

M:4/4

I:linebreak $

K:Ador

"^(editorial suggestion) " e2 |"^(a)" e3 d d3 B | GA B2 A2 A2 | e3 f g2 fd | e6 e2 |$

"^(b)" e2 ed d3 B | G2 AB c2 BA | Bc d2 e2 e2 | A6 ||$ e2 |"^(a) var." e3 d d2 dB | GA B2 A2 A2 |

e3 f g2 fd | e6 e2 |$"^(b) var." e2 dd d2 dB | G2 AB c2 BA | Bc d2 e2 e2 | A6 |]

**RVW2/1/39 May Song**

*abc notation*

X:39

T:RVW2/1/39 May Song

C:Sung by "Happy" Flack at Foulmere, July 12th, 1907 (2 of 4)

L:1/8

Q:1/4=110

M:4/4

I:linebreak $

K:Edor

"^(editorial suggestion) " E2 | EB BA G2 G2 | AB AG F2 A2 | G2 GF E2 dc | B6"^(a)" Be |$

e2 dB"^(b)" B2 A2 | GF E2 d2 e2 | d2 BA G2 F2 | E6 ||$ E2 | EB BA G2 G2 | AB AG F2 A2 |

G2 GF E2 dc | B6"^(a) var." B2 |$ e2 dB"^(b) var." A>G A2 | GF E2 d2 e2 | d2 BA G2 F2 | E6 |]

**RVW2/1/40 The Lost Lady**

*abc notation*

X:40

T:RVW2/1/40 The Lost Lady

C:Sung by "Happy" Flack at Foulmere, July 12th, 1907 (3 of 4)

L:1/4

Q:1/4=90

M:3/4

I:linebreak $

K:Bb

|:"^(editorial suggestion) " c/B/ | A G F |"^(a)" B B d/c/ | c d g | f2 f |$ f e c/d/ | e d B |

c/d/e/d/ c | B2 ::$ c/B/ | A G F |"^(a) var." B2 d/c/ | c d g | f2 f |$ f e c/d/ | e d B |

c/d/e/d/ c | B2 :|

**RVW2/1/41 The Yorkshire Bite **

*abc notation*

X:41

T:RVW2/1/41 The Yorkshire Bite

C:Sung by "Happy" Flack at Foulmere, July 12th, 1907 (4 of 4)

L:1/8

Q:1/4=75

M:6/8

I:linebreak $

K:Fmix

"^(editorial suggestion) " c | BAG FGA | BAG F2 c/c/ | fff edc | Bed c2 c |$ fff edc | B>cd c2 A |

Bcd DFG/A/ | BAG F2 |]

**RVW2/1/42 The Trees They Do Grow High **

*Notes on RVW2/1/42* This MS is defective, and the barring is profoundly incorrect. The MS contains musical inconsistencies,

notational errors and spelling mistakes; much of it is barely legible. The original field notation is in pencil and the first

half of this was revised and rewritten in ink, and there are clear signs of problems. The second half is almost certainly faithful

to the performance of the singer, and illustrates graphically why pencil notation is inferior to audio recording. The version

provided here is the best that the transcribers could make of what is either a work in progress or an unfinished effort that Ralph

Vaughan Williams abandoned. The transcribers have tried to iron out the most egregious problems using the lightest of touches, but the

result is neither academically trustworthy nor directly singable. However, it is provided here because it contains many interesting

fragments that may assist students of variants or enthusiasts who enjoy making conjectural restorations.

**RVW2/1/43 Lakes of Cold Finn**

*abc notation*

X:43

T:RVW2/1/43 Lakes Of Cold Finn

T:Sung by Mr. Harmon of Bassingbourne, July 30th 1907 (1 of 2)

L:1/4

Q:1/4=90

M:3/4

I:linebreak $

K:G

"^Editorial suggestion " G/A/ | B e f | e d A | B G F | G2 |: g | g a d/d/ | g2 f/e/ |$ e d B |

A2 :| G/B/ | d g a | d/c/ A d/c/ | B G F | G2 |]

**RVW2/1/44 Adieu My Lovely Nancy**

*abc notation*

X:44

T:RVW2/1/44 Adieu My Lovely Nancy

T:Sung by Mr. Harmon of Bassingbourne, July 30th 1907 (2 of 2)

L:1/4

Q:1/4=100

M:4/4

I:linebreak $

K:A

"^Editorial suggestion " A/B/ | c3/2 B/ c f | (e c) A d | e/d/ B A G | A3 |: A/B/ | c c c B |

c e a a/g/ |$ f e c/B/ A | B3 :| e | f3/2 g/ a f | (e a) A e | e/d/ B A G | A3 |]

**RVW2/1/45 Green Bushes**

*abc notation*

X:45

T:RVW2/1/45 Green Bushes

T:Sung by Mr. Wiltshire (of Fowlmere) at the Union, Royston, July 31st 1907 (1 of 2)

L:1/8

Q:1/4=150

M:3/4

I:linebreak $

K:Fmix

"^Editorial suggestion " C2 | F2 F2 GF | E2 F2 AB | c2 cB GF | E2 F2 G2 | F3 A GF | E2 F2 AB |

c2 e2 d2 | c4 B2 |$ c2 c2 f2 | c2 d2 e2 | GA cA GF | E2 F2 G2 | F3 A GF | E2 F2 AB | c2 cB G2 |

F4 |]

**RVW2/1/46 God Rest You**

*abc notation*

X:46

T:RVW2/1/46 God Rest You

T:Sung by Mr. Wiltshire (of Fowlmere) at the Union, Royston, July 31st 1907 (2 of 2)

L:1/8

Q:1/4=120

M:4/4

I:linebreak $

K:Eaeo

"^Editorial suggestion " E2 | E2 B2 B"^#?"cBA | G2 F2 E2 D2 | E2 F2 G2 A"^#?"c | B6 :| B"^#?"c |

d"^#?"c B2 A2 B2 |$ d2 e2 B2 A2 | G3 F EFGE | A4 G3 A | B3"^#?" c d2 e2 | B3 A G2 F2 | E6 |]

**RVW2/1/47 [No Title]**

*abc notation*

X:47

T:RVW2/1/47 ? [No Title]

T:Sung by Mrs. Dann at Cottenham, August 3rd 1907 (1 of 4)

L:1/4

Q:1/4=120

M:4/4

I:linebreak $

K:G

G | G B d d | d c/B/ c d | e3/2 d/ c B | A3/2 B/ c c | d2 G E |$ D2 B3/2 c/ | B3/2 A/ A G |

F A d d | G B c B | G3 |]

**RVW2/1/48 [No Title]**

*abc notation*

X:48

T:RVW2/1/48 ? [No Title]

T:Sung by Mrs. Dann at Cottenham, August 3rd 1907 (2 of 4)

L:1/8

Q:1/4=100

M:4/4

I:linebreak $

K:C

G2 | c2 cB A2 B2 | c2 BA G2 G2 | c3 B A2 ec | d6 G2 |$ cdef g2 gg | fedc A2 c2 | ABde f2 ed |

c6 |]

*Notes on RVW2/1/48* This melody is similar to the tune for *Lucy Wan*, as sung by Mrs. Dann in Ralph Vaughan Williams

and A.L. Lloyd (1959) *The Penguin Book of Folk Songs*.

**RVW2/1/49 The Cuckoo And The Nightingale**

*abc notation*

X:49

T:RVW2/1/49 The Cuckoo And The Nightingale

T:Sung by Mrs. Dann at Cottenham, August 3rd 1907 (3 of 4)

L:1/4

Q:1/4=110

M:4/4

I:linebreak $

K:A

"^Editorial suggestion " f | e c B (A/B/) | c d e f | e c B (A/B/) | c d e e |$ a3/2 b/ a c |

w: O|ear- ly ear- ly *|in the spring the|cuck- oo and the *|night- in- gale so|sweet- ly was a-|

(d3/2 e/) (f/!fermata!g/) (a/f/) | e3/2 c/ c A | B2 !fermata!A |]

w: sing- * ing, * so *|sweet- ly was a-|sing- ing.|

*Notes on RVW2/1/49* The barlines (successive bars of 3/4 and 5/4) in the MS are erratically positioned and have been edited

in this transcription to produce two bars of 4/4. The song has anacrucial phrasing throughout so a time signature of 4/4 is far easier to understand.

**RVW2/1/50 There Is An Alehouse**

*abc notation*
X:50

T:RVW2/1/50 There Is An Alehouse

T:Sung by Mrs. Dann at Cottenham, August 3rd 1907 (4 of 4)

L:1/8

Q:1/4=40

M:5/8

I:linebreak $

K:A

"^Editorial suggestion " A | cc c2 B | BA A2 A | BB Bcd | fe e2 e |$ fa c2 B/A/ | Ae e2 c/A/ |

Ae edA | BA A2 |]

**RVW2/1/51 Three Days Before Easter**

*abc notation*

X:51

T:RVW2/1/51 Three Days Before Easter

L:1/8

Q:1/4=69

M:6/8

I:linebreak $

K:G

"^(Editorial suggestion) " D | GGG GB>A | GEE E2 F/G/ | AAA ABA | GDD D2 B |$ BAG Bd>B |

AGA B2 B/A/ | GEE EDD | D/G/ G2- G2 |]

**RVW2/1/52 Golden Glove**

*abc notation*

X:52

T:RVW2/1/52 Golden Glove

L:1/8

Q:1/4=69

M:6/8

I:linebreak $

K:G

"^(Editorial suggestion) " D | GGG GB>A | GEE E2 F/G/ | AAA ABA | GEE E2 G/A/ |$ BBA BdB |

AGA B2 B/A/ | GEE EDD | GGG/F/ G2 |]

**RVW2/1/53 Red Barn**

*abc notation*

X:53

T:RVW2/1/53 Red Barn

L:1/8

Q:1/4=90

M:6/8

I:linebreak $

K:Eaeo

"^(Editorial suggestion) " B/c/ | d2 d BAG | A2 A B2 B | A2 G E2 E | D3 z z E |$ E2 E E2 F |

"^(a)" G2 A B2 B |"^(b)" B2 A G2 E | E3- E2 ||$ B/c/ | d2 d BAG | A2 A B2 B | A2 G E2 E |

D3 z z E |$ E2 E E2 F |"^(a) var. 1" G2 G A2 A |"^(b) var." B2 G F2 E | E3- E2 ||$ B/c/ |

d2 d BAG | A2 A B2 B | A2 G E2 E | D3 z z E |$ E2 E E2 F |"^(a) var. 2" D2 D2 AA | B2 A G2 E |

E3- E2 |]

**RVW2/1/54 Shannon Side**

*abc notation*

X:54

T:RVW2/1/54 Shannon Side

L:1/8

Q:1/4=80

M:2/4

I:linebreak $

K:G

"^(Editorial suggestion) " d | dAAB | cBcd | gg af | g3 d | dAAB | cdgg |$ aa ge | d3 d | dAAA |

cBcd | gg af | g3 |: g/a/ |$ bgfg | edBd |1 eBAF | G3 :|2 eBAf || g3 |]

**RVW2/1/55 May Song**

*abc notation*

X:55

T:RVW2/1/55 May Song

L:1/4

Q:1/4=120

M:4/4

I:linebreak $

K:Edor

"^(Editorial suggestion) " E | E B/A/ G G | A/B/A/G/ F A | G F E"^(a)" d | B3 B |$ e d/c/ B A |

G/F/ E d e | d B/A/ G F | E3 ||$ E | E B/A/ G G | A/B/A/G/ F A | G F E"^(a) var." d/c/ | B3 B |$

e d/c/ B A | G/F/ E d e | d B/A/ G F | E3 |]

**RVW2/1/56 Geordie**

*abc notation*

X:56

T:RVW2/1/56 Geordie

L:1/8

Q:1/4=60

M:2/4

I:linebreak $

K:C

"^(Editorial suggestion) " G | cBcd |"^(a)" cA Gg |"^(b)" gece | g2 ee |$"^(c)" ggge/d/ | cAGc |

deGG | c>d c ||$ G | cBcd |"^(a) var." cc Gg |"^(b) var." fdce | g2 ee |$"^(c) var." ggfg | cAGc |

deGG | c>d c |]

**RVW2/1/57 Rolling In The Dew**

*abc notation*

X:57

T:RVW2/1/57 Rolling in the Dew Makes the Milk Maids Fair

C:Sung by (Mr.) Flack, August 1907

L:1/8

Q:1/4=120

M:4/4

I:linebreak $

K:Bb

"^(Editorial suggestion) " Bd | f2 g2 f2 cd | ed c2 B2 Bd | f2 g2 gf fd | Bc d2 c2 Bd |$

f2 fg fdcB | e2 dc B>A F2 | B>A B>c df fe | d2 c2 B2 |]

**RVW2/1/58 The Yorkshire Bite**

*abc notation*

X:58

T:RVW2/1/58 The Yorkshire Bite

L:1/8

Q:1/4=81

M:6/8

I:linebreak $

K:Gmix

"^Editorial suggestion " d | cBA GFA | cBA G2 G | ABc dfe | cde d2 d |$ dgd fed |"^(a)" cEF G2 d |

"^(b)" cAF FGA/B/ | cBA G2 ||$ d | cBA GFA | cBA G2 G | ABc dfe | cde d2 d |$ dgd fed |

"^(a) var." cAF F2 d |"^(b) var." cEF FGA/B/ | cBA G2 |]

**RVW2/1/59 Gilderoy**

*abc notation*

X:59

T:RVW2/1/59 Gilderoy

L:1/8

Q:1/4=100

M:4/4

I:linebreak $

K:C

"^Editorial suggestion " G2 | c3 d c2 A2 | A2 G2 A2 A2 | G2 E2 CEGA | (F3 D) E2 AG |$ F2 D2 DEFG |
B3 A G2 c2 | c3 E E2 D2 | C6 |]

**RVW2/1/64 Nine Joys Of Mary**

*abc notation*

X:64

T:RVW2/1/64 Nine Joys Of Mary

L:1/8

Q:1/4=120

M:4/4

I:linebreak $

K:Edor

"^Editorial suggestion" D2 |: E2 B2 BcBA | G2 F2 E2 D2 | E2 EF G2 A2 |"1" B6 GF :|"2" B6 Bc ||$

dcBA B2 Bc |[M:6/4] d2 e2 B4 A4 |[M:4/4] G2 E2 EFGE | A4 G2 A2 | B3 c d2 e2 | B3 A G2 F2 |$

E4 GF E2 | A4 G2 A2 | B3 c d2 e2 | B3 A G2 F2 | E6 |]

**RVW2/1/65 Geordie**

*abc notation*

X:65

T:RVW2/1/65 Geordie

L:1/4

Q:1/4=100

M:4/4

I:linebreak $

K:Aaeo

"^Editorial suggestion " c/d/ | e e d c/B/ | A A E c/d/ | e e/d/ c A | G B/d/ d c/d/ |$

e e d c/B/ | B A E c/B/ | A E E D | E/A/ A2 |]

**RVW2/1/66 High Germany**

*abc notation*

X:66

T:RVW2/1/66 High Germany

L:1/8

Q:1/4=120

M:6/8

I:linebreak $

K:Cmix

"^Editorial suggestion" G |"^(a)" CCC C2 E |"^(b)" G B2 z2 D | F2 E C2 =B, | C3 z2 G |:

w: |||||

"^(c)" c2 c GAB |$ c2 c B2 A | G2 C E2 F |"1" G3 z2 A :|"2" G3 F2 D || C2 C E2 F | G2 A B2 D |$

w: |||||||

F2 E C2 C | C3- C2 ||"^(Chorus)" (GA)B | c3 (GA) B | c2 d B2 A | (G2 C) E2 F |$ G3 c2 B |

w: ||in * *|High Ger- * ma-|ny, my love, in|High * Germ- an-|y * *|

G2 F D2 C | G2 A B2 D | (F2 E) C2 C | C3 || G |$"^(a) var." C2 C C2 E |"^(b) var." G3 B2 D |

w: |||||||

F2 E C2 =B, | C3 z2 G |:"^(c) var." G2 E GAB | c2 c B2 A |$ G2 C E2 F |"1" G3 z2 A :|"2"

w: ||||||

G3 F2 D || C2 C E2 F | G2 A B2 D | F2 E C2 C |$ C3- C2 ||"^(Chorus)" (GA)B | c3 (GA) B |

w: |||||in * *|High Ger- * ma-|

c2 d B2 A | (G2 C) E2 F | G3 c2 B |$ G2 F D2 C | G2 A B2 D | (F2 E) C2 C | C3 |]

w: ny, my love, in|High * Ger- ma-|ny * *|||||

*Notes on RVW2/1/65 and RVW2/1/66* At this point in the MS Vaughan Williams inserts the following information: "Note: Mr Jeffries

lives at 24 Queens Row, Mitcham. Learnt his songs from his farm wh. lives at Oak Kilns, Headcorn Station, Headcorn, Kent."

**RVW2/1/67 The Jolly Soldier**

*abc notation*

X:67

T:RVW2/1/67 The Jolly Soldier

T:Mr. Flint, Lyne, Surrey, 20 August 1907

L:1/8

Q:1/4=60

M:6/8

I:linebreak $

K:Edor

"^Editorial suggestion " B/ A/ | GA B DE (F/G/) | AF G E2 E/ F/ |$"^(a)" G A(B/c/) d B B |

w: O a|joll- y young sold- ier a *|lett- er did write to his|own dear- est * true love his|

e c A B2 d/c/ | BAF DEF/G/ |$ AFG E2 |: E/ F/ | G A B d B B | ec A B2 :|$ d/ c/ |

w: joy and de- light * *|||and as|soon as she saw it his|count- y she knew|saying it|

B A F D E F/ G/ | A F G E2 ||$ B/ A/ | GA B DE (F/G/) | AF G E2 E/ F/ |$"^(a) var." G AB d B B |

w: comes from my true love from the|mountains of Vi- go.|O a|joll- y young sold- ier a *|lett- er did write to his|own dear- est true love his|

e c A B2 d/c/ | BAF DEF/G/ |$ AFG E2 | E/ F/ | G A B d B B | ec A B2 |$ d/ c/ | B A F D E F/ G/ |

w: joy and de- light * *|||and as|soon as she saw it his|count- y she knew|saying it|comes from my true love from the|

A F G E2 |]

w: mountains of Vi- go.|

**RVW2/1/68 Salisbury Plain**

*abc notation*

X:68

T:RVW2/1/68 Salisbury Plain

C:1 of 4 sung by Mr. Flint, Shepherd Taylor's Farm, Lyne, Surrey, August 20th 1907

L:1/8

Q:1/4=66

M:2/4

I:linebreak $

K:Ddor

"^(a)" (A>G) | AF ED |"^(b)" A2 GE | D3 A/B/ | cA GA |"^(c)" c2"^(d)" (3dcB |$ A2 A>B | cA GA/B/ |

w: As *|I rode o- ver|||||||

c2 dD | FE FD | cc dc/B/ |"^(e)" A<F G>E | D2 ||$"^(a) var." (AG) | AF ED |"^(b) var." AA GE |

w: |||||As *|I * * *||

D4- | !fermata!D z z A/B/ | cA GA |"^(c) var." cc"^(d) var." dB |$ A2 A>B | cA GA/B/ | c2 dD |

w: |||||||

FE FD | cc dc/B/ |"^(e) var." A>G FE | D2 |]

w: ||||

**RVW2/1/69 Robin Hood's Men**

*abc notation*

X:69

T:RVW2/1/69 Robin Hood's Men

C:2 of 4 sung by Mr. Flint, 20 August 1907, Lyne, Sussex

L:1/8

Q:1/4=99

M:6/8

I:linebreak $

K:Edor

A | BAB d>"^(a)"AA | Bed e2 A |"^(b)" dcd BAF |$[M:3/8] E2 E |[M:6/8] BcB BAF | E2 z z2 A |

w: Three|hun- dred and ten of bold|Ro- bin Hood's men came|trip- pe- ling o- ver the|hill, came|trip- pe- ling o- ver the|hill. "Whose|

"^(c)" BAB d2 d |$ dcB d2 e |"^(d)" dcB d2 e |"^(e)" dcB A2 F |$"^(f)" BcB (BA)F |[M:3/8] (GF) E |

w: men are all they," the|gent- le- man said. "Those|men are all mine; there's|not a one thine. They|come for the squires _ all|three, _ they|

[M:6/8]"^(g)" BcB (BA)F | E2 z3 ||$ A | BAB d>"^(a) var."cd | Bed e2 A |"^(b) var." cBc B2 F |$

w: come for the squires _ all|three."|||||

[M:3/8] E2 E |[M:6/8] BcB BAF | E2 z z2 A |"^(c) var." B(c/d/)B e2 e |$ dcB d2 e |

w: |||||
"^(d) var." dcB (B/c/B/A/) e |"^(e) var." BAG (3(AGE) F |$"^(f) var." BcB (BF)G |[M:3/8] (AG)F |

w: ||||

[M:6/8]"^(g) var." BcB (3(AGA) F | E2 z3 |]

w: ||

**RVW2/1/70 Robin Wood And The Pedlar**

*abc notation*

X:70

T:RVW2/1/70 Robin Wood And The Pedlar

C:3 of 4 sung by Mr. Flint, 20 August 1907, Lyne, Sussex

L:1/8

Q:1/4=80

M:3/4

I:linebreak $

K:Edor

A | BB A2 AF | DD E3 A | Bc d2 cB | Ac B3 A |$ Bd e2 dB |"^(a)" AF D3 E | GA B2 AF |

"^(b)" DD E3 ||$ A | BB A2 AF | DD E3 A | Bc d2 cB | Ac B3 A |$ Bd e2 dB |"^(a) var." AA D3 E |

GA B2 AF |"^(b) var." DF E3 |]

**RVW2/1/71 Down By Some River**

*abc notation*

X:71

T:RVW2/1/71 Down By Some River

C:4 of 4 sung by Mr. Flint, 20 August 1907, Lyne, Sussex

L:1/8

Q:1/4=60

M:5/8

I:linebreak $

K:Edor

A | G F E2 A | GF !fermata!E2 A |"^(a)" Be (d^c) B |[M:6/8] GAB- B2 A |$"^(b)" BeA A2 B |

w: Down|by some river in|mur- mur side where|sil- ver streams * do|gent- ly glide * I|heard a fair maid ma-|

AE(E D) z D | E F (G/A/) B2 B |[M:5/8]"^(c)" A F E2 ||$ A | G F E2 A | GF !fermata!E2 A |

w: king her moan * "How|can I live * now my|Jim- my's gone?"||||

[M:6/8]"^(a) var." Be A3 A | GA B3 A |$[M:5/8]"^(b) var." B e A2 (A/^c/) |[M:6/8] AE (ED) z D |

w: ||||

E F (G/A/) B2 B |[M:5/8]"^(c) var." (A/G/) F2 !fermata!E |]

w: ||

**RVW2/1/72 Three Weeks Before Easter**

*abc notation*

X:72

T:RVW2/1/72 Three Weeks Before Easter

L:1/4

Q:1/4=80

M:3/4

I:linebreak $

K:C

G | d c G | d c G | c d/e/ f | g2 e | f e d | a e c | d c B |$ c2 e | f a g | f e d | a g c |

(c B) G | A c G | f e c | A/B/ c2 |]

**RVW2/1/75 Lovely On The Water **

*abc notation*

X:75

T:RVW2/1/75 Lovely On The Water

C:Sung by Mr. Hilton, April 11th 1908, at South Walsham, Norfolk

L:1/8

Q:1/4=80

M:3/4

I:linebreak $

K:Eaeo

E>F |"^(a)" GE A2 GE |"^(b)" G2 E2 EF | GA B2 g2 | (e2{fe} d2) g2 |$ e2 d2 B>G | AB D2 EF |

GA B2 AG | E4 ||$ E>F |"^(a) var." (3GFG A2 B2 |"^(b) var. 1" AG E2 EF | GA B2 g2 |

(e2{fe} d2) g2 |$ e2 d2 B>G | AB D2 EF | GA B2 AG | E4 ||$ E>F |"^(a) var." (3GFG A2 B2 |

"^(b) var. 2" A>G D2 EF | GA B2 g2 | (e2{fe} d2) g2 |$ e2 d2 B>G | AB D2 EF | GA B2 AG | E4 |]

**RVW2/1/76 When I was a bachelor early**

*abc notation*

X:76

T:RVW2/1/76 When I Was A Bachelor

C:Mr. Hilton, 2 April 1908, South Walsham, Norfolk

L:1/8

Q:1/4=90

M:6/8

I:linebreak $

K:Edor

"^(Editorial suggestion) Andante " E |"^(a)" EEB BBc | dcd"^(b)" B2 B | dc"^(c)"B eec | AGA B2 B |

Bc d"^(d)" ede | Bcd"^(e)" e3 |$ ddB"^(f)" AAG | AGA B3 | E>FG G3 | F>GA BGA | G>AB BGA |

BGE E2 ||$ E |"^(a) var." E2 B B2 c | dc"^(b) var."d B3 | dcB"^(c) var." e2 c | AGA B2 B |

Bc d"^(d) var." edc | Bcd"^(e) var." e2 e |$ dd"^(f) var."B A2 G | AGA B3 | E>FG G3 | F>GA BGA |

G>AB BGA | BGE E2 |]

*Notes on RVW2/1/76* Lucy Broadwood has given us another version of the same rendition by Mr. Hilton. (See LEB/5/462).
This transcription attempts a conflation of both versions.

**RVW2/1/77 Joan's Ale Was New**

*abc notation*

X:77

T:RVW2/1/77 Joan's Ale Was New

C:Mr. Hilton, South Walsham, Norfolk, 2 April 1908

L:1/8

Q:1/4=120

M:6/8

I:linebreak $

K:D

"^(Editorial suggestion) Moderato " A | F2 D F2 A | d3 Bcd | A2 G F2 D | E3 D2 A |$ F2 D F2 A |

d3 Bcd | e2 d c2 B | A3- A2 A |$ d2 e fed | e2 d cBA | BBB G2 B | A2 G FED |$ F3 A2 G |

F2 E D2 E | F3 ABc | d3- d2 |]

**RVW2/1/78 Flower of London**

*abc notation*

X:78

T:RVW2/1/78 Flower of London (1 of 6)

C:Sung by Mr. Locke, Rollesby, Norfolk, 17 April 1908

P:(a little doubtful)

L:1/4

Q:1/4=100

M:3/4

I:linebreak $

K:G

"^(Editorial suggestion) Allegretto " D | G G A | F D c | B G F | G2 B/c/ | d G d |$ c B A |

G F E | D2 B/c/ | d G d | c B A/G/ |$ B D E/D/ | C B, D | G G A/G/ | F/E/ D c | B c F | G2 |]

**RVW2/1/79 Dark Eyed Sailor**

*abc notation*

X:79

T:RVW2/1/79 Dark Eyed Sailor (2 of 6)

C:Sung by Mr. Locke, Rollesby, Norfolk, 17 April 1908

L:1/8

Q:1/4=72

M:3/4

I:linebreak $

K:G

"^(Editorial suggestion) Moderato " D2 | BB B2 G>A | B/A/G/F/ E3 D | G/A/B/c/ d2 e>d | cd B2 e2 |$

dB G>F ED | G A/B/ c2 d>A | BGED z2 |[M:4/4] G>A B/c/d edec | BAGF G2 |]

**RVW2/1/80 Just As The Tide Was Flowing**

*abc notation*

X:80

T:RVW2/1/80 Just As The Tide Was Flowing (3 of 6)

C:Sung by Mr. Locke, Rollesby, Norfolk, 17 April 1908

L:1/8

Q:1/4=90

M:4/4

I:linebreak $

K:G

|:"^(Editorial suggestion) Allegretto " Bc/A/ | G2 F2 E2 D2 | G2 G2 A2 Bc | d3 c BA G2 | EF G4 :|$

D2 | G2 B2 d3 B | e2 d2 d3 d | e2 d>c B2 A2 | BAGF E2 Bc/A/ |$ G2 F2 E2 D2 | G2 G2 A2 Bc |

d3 c BA G2 | EF G4 |]

**RVW2/1/81 It's Of An Old Miser**

*abc notation*

X:81

T:RVW2/1/81 It's Of An Old Miser (4 of 6)

T:Sung by Mr. Locke, Rollesby, Norfolk, 17 April 1908

L:1/4

Q:1/4=110

M:3/4

I:linebreak $

K:D

"^(Editorial suggestion) Allegretto " A | D d d | A D A | G F E | D2 A | B c d |$ e A B/c/ |

"^(a)" d c B | A2 A | B c d | e/c/ !fermata!A e |$ d B A | G F A/B/4c/4 | d3/2 e/ d/B/ | A/F/ D A |

G F E | D2 ||$ A | D d d | A D A | G F E | D2 A | B c d |$ e A B/c/ |"^(a) var." d F ^G | A2 A |

B c d | e/c/ !fermata!A e |$ d B A | G F A/B/4c/4 | d3/2 e/ d/B/ | A/F/ D A | G F E | D2 |]

**RVW2/1/82 Plymouth Sound**

*abc notation*

X:82

T:RVW2/1/82 Plymouth Sound (5 of 6)

C:Sung by Mr. Locke, Rollesby, Norfolk, 17 April 1908

L:1/4

Q:1/4=100

M:4/4

I:linebreak $

K:C

"^(Editorial suggestion) Allegretto " G | C E E C | F F A A | G/E/ C C B,/C/ | D C2 :|$ E/F/ |

G G/>E/ C c/B/ | A A F F/F/4E/4 | D D/C/ B, G | G3/2 (F/ A) G | C E E C |$ F F A A |

G/E/ C C B,/C/ | D C2 |]

**RVW2/1/83 Man of Birningham Town**

*abc notation*

X:83

T:RVW/2/1/83 The Man of Birningham Town (6 of 6)

C:Sung by Mr. Locke, Rollesby, Norfolk, 17 April 1908

L:1/4

Q:1/4=100

M:4/4

I:linebreak $

K:Ddor

"^(Editorial suggestion) Allegretto " D/>E/ | F E D C | c d A3/2 B/ |"^(a)" c B/A/ B G |

"^(b)" A3 A | c B/A/ B G |$ A E F G |"^(c)" F E/D/ D C | D E F G |"^(d)" A A/>G/ F E | D3 ||$

D/>E/ | F E D C | c d A3/2 B/ |"^(a) var." c c d G |"^(b) var." A3 A/B/ | c B/A/ B G |$ A E F G |

"^(c) var." F D D C | D E F G |"^(d1) var" A/>B/ A/>G/ G E | D3 ||$ D/>E/ | F E D C | c d A3/2 B/ |

"^(a) var." c c d G |"^(b) var." A3 A/B/ | c B/A/ B G |$ A E F G |"^(c) var." F D D C | D E F G |

"^(d2) var" A/**G/ F E | D3 |]
**

**RVW2/1/84 O Mary Go And Call The Cattle Home**

*Notes on RVW2/1/84* This is an art song, "The Sands of Dee" with words by Charles Kinglsey (1819-75)

set to music by Michael William Balfe (1808-1870). The MS is so unclear as to be more or less indecypherable.

Here is the poem. Note that words from verse 3, "Is it weed, or fish, or floating hair," re-cur in one of the

two VWML MS images of the song.

_The Sands of Dee_

"O Mary, go and call the cattle home,

And call the cattle home,

And call the cattle home,

Across the sands o' Dee;"

The western wind was wild and dank wi' foam,

And all alone went she.

The creeping tide came up along the sand,

And o'er and o'er the sand,

And round and round the sand,

As far as eye could see;

The blinding mist came down and hid the land--

And never home came she.

"Oh, is it weed, or fish, or floating hair--

A tress o' golden hair,

O' drowned maiden's hair,

Above the nets at sea?

Was never salmon yet that shone so fair,

Among the stakes on Dee."

They rowed her in across the rolling foam,

The cruel crawling foam,

The cruel hungry foam,

To her grave beside the sea:

But still the boatmen hear her call the cattle home,

Across the sands o' Dee.

**RVW2/1/85 The Lady Looked Out**

*abc notation*

X:85

T:RVW2/1/85 The Lady Looked Out (1 of 3)

T:Sung by Mr. Billy Waggs at the "Red Lion," Orwell, June 13th 1908

L:1/8

Q:1/4=75

M:6/8

I:linebreak $

K:Gm

"^(Editorial suggestion) " G | DG G G F G | D>G G G2 A | B c B (AG) A | D3 z (AB) |

w: The|la- dy looked out of her|win- dow so high to|hear the proud ped- * lar|sing. "Sing _|

w: |||||

(cA) B (cA) B |$[M:9/8] c (AB) c3 (d2 c) |[M:6/8] B A G DG ^F | G3- G2 || G | D G G G2 G |$

w: on, _ sing on, _ you|bold ped- * lar, Your _|song you have late- ly be-|gun." _|"It's|me and my pack is|

w: ||||||

D G G G2 A | (Bc) B (AG) A | D3 z (AB) | cA B c A B |$[M:9/8] c A B c3 (d2 c) |

w: worth twen- ty pounds in|goods _ and good _ mo-|ney. I _|free- ly would part with it|all but one groat(?) To _|

w: ||||* * * (quart)? * *|

[M:6/8] B A G F G A | B3 (d2 c) | B A G D G ^F | G3- G2 |]

w: kiss and lay with a la-|dy, To _|kiss and lay with a la-|dy." _|

w: ||||

**RVW2/1/86 When I Was A Young Man**

*abc notation*

X:86

T:RVW2/1/86 When I Was A Young Man (2 of 3)

T:Sung by Mr. Billy Waggs at the "Red Lion," Orwell, June 13th 1908

L:1/8

Q:1/4=100

M:3/4

I:linebreak $

K:Gaeo

"^(Editorial suggestion) " GA | Bc !fermata!d2 cB | cA !fermata!F2 Ac |"^(a)" B2 A2 GF | D4 BA |

B2 A2 G2 | FD B,2 C2 |$ D2 B2 A>F | G4 || GA | Bc !fermata!d2 cB | cA !fermata!F2 Ac |

"^(a) var. 1" B2 A2 G2 | D4 BA |$ B2 A2 G2 | FD B,2 C2 | D2 B2 A>F | G4 || GA | Bc !fermata!d2 cB |

cA !fermata!F2 Ac |$[M:4/4]"^(a) var. 2" BdcB A2 G2 |[M:3/4] D4 BA | B2 A2 G2 | FD B,2 C2 |

D2 B2 A>F | G4 |]

**RVW2/1/87 The Red Running Rue**

*abc notation*

X:87

T:RVW2/1/87 The Red Running Rue (3 of 3)

T:Sung by Mr. Billy Waggs at the "Red Lion," Orwell, June 13th 1908

L:1/8

Q:1/4=70

M:4/4

I:linebreak $

K:F

"^(Editorial suggestion) " FG | A3 G GFDE |"^(a)" F6 AB |"^(b)" c3 A FG AB | c6 c2 |$

d2 cB AG F2 | G2 AF D2 FG | A2 AG F2 DE | F6 ||$ FG | A3 G GFDE |"^(a) var." F6 c2 |

"^(b) var." d2 cA FG AB | c6 c2 |$ d2 cB AG F2 | G2 AF D2 FG | A2 AG F2 DE | F6 |]

**RVW2/1/88 All You That Are To Mirth Inclined**

*abc notation*

X:88

T:RVW2/1/88 All You That Are To Mirth Inclined (1 of 3)

T:Derbyshire Carols sung by Mr. J Hall, Castleton, 1908

L:1/4

Q:1/4=40

M:3/4

I:linebreak $

K:Ador

"^(Editorial suggestion) " A A (A/B/) | c2 B | (A3/2 G/) F |[M:2/4] E2 |$[M:3/4] e e d | (c B) A |

w: All ye that *|are to|mirth * in-|clined,|Con- sid- er|well * and|

(G A) B |[M:2/4] c2 |$[M:3/4] e c B | e2 e | d2 c |[M:2/4] B2 |$[M:3/4] (B/A/) G E | G2 A |

w: bear * in|mind|What our good|God for|us hath|done|on * giv- ing|his be-|

(d c) e | A2 |]

w: lov- * ed|son.|

**RVW2/1/89 Old Christmas Day [All In The Morning]**

*abc notation*

X:89

T:RVW2/1/89 Old Christmas Day (2 of 3)

T:Derbyshire Carols sung by Mr. J Hall, Castleton, 1908

L:1/4

Q:1/4=80

M:4/4

I:linebreak $

K:Am

"^(Editorial suggestion) " A A | (A c) B A | G2 c B | A A D2 | E3 B | c2 e e | d2 c B |

w: It was|on _ Christ- mas|day and all|in the morn-|ing Our|Sav- iour was|born and our|

(A c) B A |$ B3 B | c2"^(a)" e2 | d2 (c B) | (A c) (B A) | E2 c B | (A ^G) A D | (E c) B3/2 A/ |

w: hea- * ven- ly|King And|was not|this a _|joy- * ful _|thing and sweet|Je- * sus we|call _ him by|

A2 ||$ A A | (A c) B A | G2 c B | A A D2 | E3 B | c2 e e | d2 c B | (A c) B A |$ B3 B |

w: name.||||||||||

c2"^(a) var" e e | d2 (c B) | (A c) (B A) | E2 c B | A ^G A D | E c B3/2 A/ | A2 |]

w: |||||||

**RVW2/1/91 Down In Yon Forest**

*abc notation*

X:91

T:RVW2/1/91 Down in Yon Forest (3 of 3)

T:Derbyshire Carols sung by Mr. J Hall, Castleton, 1908

L:1/8

Q:1/4=60

M:6/8

I:linebreak $

K:Gm

"^(Editorial suggestion) " GAG FGA | BAG A2 D | GAG FGA | BAG A2 |: A |$ BAB cBc | dBG ^F>=ED |

GAG =FGA |"1" BAB G2 :|"2" BAB G3 |]

**RVW2/1/92 High Germany**

*abc notation*

X:92

T:RVW2/1/92 High Germany

C:Sung by Flint (Lyne) August 7th 1908 (1 of 2)

L:1/8

Q:1/4=100

M:3/4

I:linebreak $

K:Dmix

"^(Editorial suggestion) " e2 | d2 G2 B2 |"^(a)" A2 D2 EF | GA B2 AG | E4 :|$ B2 | E>F G>A B>G |

"^(b)" A>G A2 GA | B2"^rall." ge fd | e4 ||$"^a tempo" e2 | d2 G2 B2 |"^(a)" A2 D2 EF | GA B2 AG |

E4 |:$ e2 | d2 G2 B2 |"^(a) var." AF D2 EF | GA B2 AG | E4 :|$ B2 | E>F G>A B>G |

"^(b) var." F>G A>B c>A | B2"^rall." ge fd | e4 ||$"^a tempo" e2 | d2 G2 B2 |"^(a)" A2 D2 EF |

GA B2 AG | E4 |]

**RVW2/1/93 Salisbury Plain**

*abc notation*

X:93

T:RVW2/1/93 Salisbury Plain

C:Sung by Flint (Lyne) August 7th 1908 (2 of 2)

L:1/4

Q:1/4=100

M:4/4

I:linebreak $

K:Edor

"^(Editorial suggestion) " B- B/>A/ |: B G F E | B2 A G |"^(a)" E3 B/>c/ | d B A B |

d2 (3e d c |"1" B A :|"2"$ B2 B3/2 c/ || d B A B/c/ |"^(b)" d2 e E | G F G E | d d e d/c/ |

"^(c)" B/ G3/2 A3/2 G/ | E2 ||$ B- B/>A/ |: B G F E | B2 A G |"^(a) var." E3 B | d B A B |

d2 (3e d c |"1" B A :|"2"$ B2 B3/2 c/ || d B A B/c/ |"^(b) var." d E e E | G F G E | d d e d/c/ |

"^(c) var." B/ A3/2 G3/2 F/ | E2 |]

**RVW2/1/94 Little Cabin Boy**

*abc notation*

X:94

T:RVW2/1/94 Little Cabin Boy

C:Sung by Mr and Mrs Verrall August 8th 1908 (1 of 4)

L:1/8

Q:1/4=90

M:2/4

I:linebreak $

K:G

"^(Editorial suggestion) " GA | BABc | d<c AF | G4- | G2 d2 | g2 ag | g2 fe | d4- | d2 d2 |$

g2 fe | d2 gf | edcB | e2 ge | d2 BG | BAcB |"^(a)" !fermata!G2 ||$ GA | BABc | d<c AF | G4- |

G2 d2 | g2 ag | g2 fe | d4- | d2 d2 |$ g2 fe | d2 gf | edcB | e2 ge | d2 BG | BAcB |

"^(a) var. 1" d2 Bd | d2 BA | !fermata!G2 ||$ GA | BABc | d<c AF | G4- | G2 d2 | g2 ag | g2 fe |

d4- | d2 d2 |$ g2 fe | d2 gf | edcB | e2 ge | d2 BG | BAcB |"^(a) var. 2" d2 (3AcB |

!fermata!G2 |]

**RVW2/1/95 Rolling In The Dew**

*abc notation*

X:95

T:RVW2/1/95 Rolling in the Dew

C:Sung by Mr and Mrs Verrall August 8th 1908 (2 of 4)

L:1/8

Q:1/4=120

M:4/4

I:linebreak $

K:Dmix

"^(Editorial suggestion) " A2 | D2"^(a)" DD A2 A2 | E2 AG FE D2- |[M:2/4] D2"^(b)" A2 |

[M:4/4] D2 DD D2 dd |$ c2 B2 A3 A | d2 de d"^(c)"c A2 | G2 G>B A>FG>E | D>EF>G A2 cB | A2 E2 D2 ||$

A2 | D2"^(a) var." D2 A2 A2 | E2 AG FE D2- |[M:2/4] D2"^(b) var." AA |[M:4/4] D2 DD D2 dd |$

c2 B2 A3 A | d2 de d"^(c) var."^c A2 | G2 G>B A>FG>E | D>EF>G A2 cB | A2 E2 D2 |]

**RVW2/1/96 Good Morning**

*abc notation*

X:96

T:RVW2/1/96 Good Morning

C:Sung by Mr and Mrs Verrall August 8th 1908 (3 of 4)

T:(See "Abroad As I Was Walking" from V.H.J(?) book)

L:1/8

Q:1/4=100

M:2/4

I:linebreak $

K:Amix

"^(Editorial suggestion) " E2 | A2 A2 | e2 e2 | dc B2 | A3 A | d2 ef | g2 a2 | e3 A |$ ddea |

g2 eg | fedc | defg | e2 ce | dc B2 | !fermata!A2 |]

**RVW2/1/97 Noble Lord Archer**

*abc notation*

**X:97
T:RVW2/1/97 Noble Lord Archer
C:Sung by Mr and Mrs Verrall August 8th 1908 (4 of 4)
L:1/4
Q:1/4=110
M:3/4
I:linebreak $
K:A
"^(Editorial suggestion) " A/ B/ | c A F | E C E | E B B | B2 (A/B/) | c A F |$ E C E | E A A |
w: Oh the|nob- le Lord|Arch- er to|hunt- ing did|ride, His *|hounds at his|heels and his|sword by his|
A2 A | A c e | e c A | f e c | B A B | c A F |$ E C E | B B c | (d c) B | c A F |"^(a)" E C E |
w: side *|||||||||||
E A G | A2 ||$ A/B/ | c A F | E C E | E B B | B2 A/B/ | c A F |$ E C E | E A A | A2 A | A c e |
w: ||||||||||||
e c A | f e c | B A B | c A F |$ E C E | B B c | (d c) B | c A F |"^(a) var." e2 c | E A G | A2 |]
w: |||||||||||
**

**RVW2/1/98 Down In The Groves**

**abc notation**

X:98

T:RVW2/1/98 Down In the Groves

C:Sung by Blundon (?) at the inn, Lambs Green (Sussex), 12 August 1908

L:1/4

Q:1/4=100

M:4/4

I:linebreak $

K:G

"_(""_)""^Editorial suggestion " D |: G3/2 A/ G D | G B c B | A A/B/ A G | D E D2 :| B/c/ |

d e d B |$ A c B A | G D G B | c B !fermata!A d | d2 c2 | B c/A/ G F | G3 |]

**RVW2/1/99 [Hurricane Wind]**

**abc notation**

X:99

T:RVW2/1/99 [Hurricane Wind]

C:Sung by Penfold, Plough Inn, Rusper, Sussex, 13 August 1908

L:1/4

Q:1/4=100

M:4/4

I:linebreak $

K:D

"^Editorial suggestion " D | D A B A | F E D3/2 D/ | F A d e/d/ | A B A ||$ D/E/ | F A d e |

A B/c/ d3/2 d/ | A A B A | F E !fermata!D |]

W:For a transcription of this song that has been fitted with lyrics see Roy Palmer [ed.] (1983)

W:"Folk Songs Collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams," pp. 152-154.