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The Farmer's Boy
Last updated: 28.01.22
This a jolly song that I well remember learning by heart in my childhood at primary school. In the Royal Navy in the 1950's and 1960's we sang the same tune to quite different words and under the title of "The Preacher in the Dockyard Church", the definitive version of which can be found in Cyril Tawney's Grey Funnel Lines. I sang it with so much gusto that I forgot the words of my childhood ditty. It was only when going through Folk Songs of the British Isles that I re-acquired the forgotten verses and is once again in my repertoire.
  Issue Performer
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audiomidi15.gif Midi Frank Petersohn
     Performer CD Title Supplier
cd15.gif Rolf Harris She'll Be Right flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif John Kirkpatrick God Speed The Plough CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif The Yetties Wild Mountain Thyme CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
     Title Performer
youtube15.jpg The Farmer's Boy (5:22) John Kirkpatrick