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Thread #90963   Message #1729640
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
28-Apr-06 - 09:25 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Fakenham Fair
Subject: RE: Origins: Fakenham Fair
Not at the moment; but if you post some of the text that might help. Of course, it might be a "one-off" like Yarmouth Town (which Peter's (named) source may well have made up himself, though obviously it was closely based on a well-known story), in which case we may be stuck. I take it you don't have the original recording? Peter may have indicated a source there, perhaps.

What was the tune? I find one abc called 'Fakenham Fair' via John Chambers' site. It derives from somebody's "celtic" website, and seems to be a form of Rosin the Beau, though sadly no source is credited.