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[I am a little uncertian what to do here - Please say if you think I have got it wrong.
Sarah Hewett includes a few Devonian folksongs in the end of her book. I am uncertian whether to include them here. As this blog is mostly about the folklore of places, and most of the songs do not mention the place they are about I feel I should leave them out. Also including folk-songs takes us into huge territory, as a glance around the collections of EFDSS website will show. Most are not that unique to the place they where connected.
However, just because folklore appears in song form dosent meen it is not folklore!
It is a hard call to make for someone who has spent his life enraptured in the musical arms of folkmusic.
I think on this occasion, unless the song contains a reffrence to a specific West Country place I will simply list the song titles, and leave it at that.
I am so slow at creating these posts I feel it would take to much time to include folksongs. Perhaps when I am in my 90's, and most of the folklore that is not in copyright is up here I will start on songs as well.
So here are the songs I am not detailing from Hewett 1900 -
A SONG WRITEN ON THE OCCASION OF THE OPENING OF THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY 1844
YOUNG ROGER OF THE VALLEY.
THE OLD MAN'S SONG.
WHERE ARE YOU GOING, FAIR MAID ?
THE OLD MAN WHO LIVED IN A WOOD.
RAISING THE ANCHOR.
THE DEAR LITTLE LETTER.
CHILDREN'S SONG FOR ALL SOULS' DAY.
THE KNIGHT KILLED THE SQUIRE.
THE DEVIL AND THE TAILOR.
THE STAR IN THE CANDLE.
A ROBIN TAPPING AT THE WINDOW PANE.
The following songs do reference a place, so I will include them -
THE TRUE LOVERS.
THE WEST COUNTRY MAN.