Mudcat Café message #4018192 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166876   Message #4018192
Posted By: The Sandman
09-Nov-19 - 03:30 PM
Thread Name: Review: Walter Pardon - Research
Subject: RE: Review: Walter Pardon; Research
"Peter Bellamy recorded Old Brown's Daughter in 1975 too for his eponymous album Peter Bellamy. He commented in the album's sleeve notes:

    The Pardon family is also responsible for this extraordinary comic song. Whether its roots lie in the rural tradition or the Music Hall, it's difficult to say. It has been in the Pardon family repertoire for at least three generations."
This bears out what you say Jim, and the song was a music hall song.
Another song that became popular in the folk revival "dark eyed sailor" seems to have been treated with disdain by walters relatives