Sedgefield Fair

 
Performed by:
John Greaves
Recorded in:
Gilling East
Recorded on:
14/11/2006
Recorded by:
Steve Gardham
Genre:
Animals
Keywords:
Farm animals
 

Archival information

TYG:
15
Key:
C
Time Signature:
6/8
Roud id:
294
Laws id:
Master title:
Sedgefield Fair
Places Cited:
Sedgefield,
Wragby Wood

Lyrics

1
Noo awd Dicky Thompson 'e 'ad a grey mare,
'E teeak 'er away ti Sedgefield Fair, (teeak=took)
'E browt 'er back, Oh, yis 'e did
Becoss 'e 'adn't a farthin' bid.

Chorus
With a titty-fa-lairy, Fire up, Mary,
Upti t' rigs o' Sedgefield Fair.

2
'E tonned 'er away inti Wragby Wood
Ti see if 'is awd mare 'ud deea some good;
She ran 'er 'eead intiv a tree,
"Gor dang," ses Dick, " th' awd mare'll dee!"

3
Now 'e teeak 'er some 'ay all iv a scuttle,
'Er poor awd belly began ti ruttle; (rattle)
'E teeak 'er some corn all iv a sieve,
"Gor dang," ses Dick, "th' awd mare'll live!"
              

4
Now 'e teeak 'is awd mare inti t' field ti ploo,
Ti see what good 'is awd mare 'ud do;
At ivry end she give a gret fart,
"Gor dang," ses Dick, "We'll ploo till dark!"

5
Noo all 'is sheep got intiv 'is fog, (Field of second growth grass after hay removed)
'E sent away yam fer t' black an' white dog;
At ivry end 'e give a gret shout,
Was, "Git away by an' fetch 'em out!"

6
Now all 'is 'ens got intiv 'is corn,
'E swore as 'e'd shut 'em as sure as 'e's born;
Sae 'e got t' awd gun an' 'e squinted an' squared,
But 'e missed awd 'ens an' 'e shot 'is grey mare.

Archival information

TYG:
15
Key:
C
Time Signature:
6/8
Roud id:
294
Laws id:
Master title:
Sedgefield Fair
Places Cited:
Sedgefield,
Wragby Wood