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Posted By: GUEST,Derek Schofield
09-Jan-18 - 06:55 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Jim wrote:
From Mary Delaney's 'I've buried Three Husband Already, which, as 'Primroses', is about sexual relationships

"Wherever there's a goose, here's a gander
Wherever there's a will there's a way
But the sun will be shining tomorrow
And we'll call it another fine day"

This sounds very similar to the chorus of the song Where There's a Will There's A Way:
Then what is the use of repining,
   For where there's a will there's a way......
   And tomorrow the sun may be shining,
   Although it is cloudy to-day..........

The song was sung by traditional singers Gordon Hall, Frank Hinchliffe and Arthur Howard, and perhaps many others, although the earlier collectors might not have been interested in this song. It was printed on many broadsides etc ... oh, and it was written by Harry Clifton. (And it has a Roud number).

Derek (back to lurking now, but thinking that the thread is becoming repetitive, and that people have entrenched views that are not going to change)