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Lynn Leicestershire Maid / Leistershire Maid (7) Leistershire Maid 16 May 02

In an old Sing Out magazine I found a wonderful song called "The Leistershire Maid" about a barmaid who's taken advantage of by a traveller. The next day he gives her a crown for her favors. He returns a year later. The maid, now a single mom, plants the kid on his knee. He says, "What's this?" She replies, "Well, a year ago you gave me a crown for a night's pleasure. Here's your change." I'd love to learn the song, but have lost that copy of Sing OUt in my various moves. Sources, anyone??? Thanks!

The interest in the song goes a little deeper. My English cousins live in Leistershire.


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