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Posted By: pavane
23-Sep-10 - 04:43 AM
Thread Name: london folk songs
Subject: RE: london folk songs
"All around my hat" originated in London, originally in cockney dialect. In those days, Cockney interchanged v and w, possibly due to German immigrants (see Dickens for examples). There are many others to be found in old songsters.

All around my hat (Bodleian collection) You have to scroll down and right a little