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Lighter Origins: The Foggy Foggy Dew (bachelor) (51* d) RE: Origins: The Foggy Foggy Dew (bachelor) 17 Mar 21


That extended version was recorded by Peter Kennedy in 1952. Of the singer, Kennedy writes in the notes to the LP "Songs of Seduction":

"Major Philip Hammond was a typical military bilingual speaker with an ability to 'talk posh' on one hand and use the King’s English on parade, but amongst his fellow countrymen in the tavern he could converse in his own native Norfolk dialect. He claimed to have learned this version from a local tree feller. Since he could not remember the woodsman’s tune, he used the one popularised by Burl Ives and Benjamin Britten."

Hammond sang "Cyprus cat," not any kind of a "cap," to keep him company.

I'm not aware of any other similar text collected from tradition.


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