Mudcat Café message #36197 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6186   Message #36197
Posted By: Bruce O.
28-Aug-98 - 12:29 AM
Thread Name: Ballad Tom Pierce
Subject: RE: Balled Tom Pierce
Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould collected the song and published it in 'Songs of the West', issued in 4 parts, 1889-92, and in later editions. Cecil Sharp published a version in 'Folk Songs from Somerset', 2nd series, 1905, and in 'Novello's School Songs', 1908.

There is a version from Bedfordshire, "Bedford Fair", in Fred Hamer's 'Garners Gay', 1967.