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Thread #64106   Message #1045888
Posted By: Joe Offer
01-Nov-03 - 02:29 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Widdlecombe Fair
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Widdlecombe Fair
I've linked this thread with the ones on "Widdecombe Fair" so people might notice there's a difference. Can anybody post the lyrics of "Widdlecombe Fair," or at least give us more information about the song? Is it a recent composition? Who recorded it?
Note mention of "Widdlecombe" in this thread. -Joe Offer-
I don't know if this is the requested song, but it's an interesting variation of "Widdecombe Fair."

WIDDLECOMBE FAIR
  1. (And) As I was a-going to Widdlecombe Fair
    Jolly old cobbler I met there.
    This old cobbler his name was Wax.
    His old woman was Old Mother Balls of Wax.
    And there was Wax, Old Mother Balls of Wax
    Johnny and jumping Joan,
    Jolly companions every one.

  2. fiddler / Sticks/ Fiddlesticks
  3. tinker / Pots / Piddle Pots
  4. tailor / Pins / Prickle Pins
  5. weaver / Cox / Shuttlebox
  6. baker / Balls / Bags Of Balls
  7. butcher / Rump / Rumpatump

Recorded by the singer, Tom Brown his home in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, mid-1980's

Source: volume 7 of the CD collection Voice of the People, "First I'm Going to Sing You a Ditty."