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Thread #90963   Message #3334845
Posted By: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
07-Apr-12 - 04:52 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Fakenham Fair
Subject: RE: Origins: Fakenham Fair
The melody of Fakenham Fair is like enough to Rosin the Beau to prompt my missus to ask if it was the same tune to (Johnny Handle's??) (Let's Drink to) The Graveyard Shift (Me Lads) (a staple of North East singarounds), which uses it. Bellamite on YouTube has made a fetching little waltz out of it:

To quote the late, great, Roger Nicholson from the sleevenote of his 1976 Leader album Times and Traditions for Dulcimer, "The folk process continues..."