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Nigel Paterson Vaughan Williams Folk Songs-7 July 2017-Leith Hill (30) RE: Vaughan Williams Folk Songs 12th May 14 May 17

I can't help you with 'The Old Dog' but I found this in Michael Kennedy's definitive book: 'The Works of Ralph Vaughan Williams' (O.U.P. 1966): "Vaughan Williams began to collect in earnest on 4th December, 1903...the tune...was the beautiful 'Bushes & Briars' & he found it at Ingrave, near Brentwood..." (p29). Here are a few more songs RVW collected at the same date & time: 'The Storm', 'Princess Royal', 'Here comes little David', 'The cruel Father & the affectionate Lover', 'The Sheffield Apprentice', 'It's of a fair young Damsel' [Banks of Sweet Dundee] (Appendix 2, p648). There are a dozen or so more songs in the Appendix. I bought my copy of Kennedy's book, way back in the 60s. Hopefully, it's still available. I wish you every success with your music making,
                                              Nigel Paterson.

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