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Lyr Req: Fair Maid of Wallington (June Tabor, #91)

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FAIR MARY OF WALLINGTON


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Subject: Lyr Add: FAIR MARY OF WALLINGTON (Child #91)
From: Roberto
Date: 25 Aug 05 - 12:00 PM

FAIR MARY OF WALLINGTON (F.J. Child #91). I'd like to get the ytext as sung by June Tabor. The Fair Maid of Wallington
June Tabor, Always, disc B, Topic TSCD559, 2005; ballad recorded in 1974. Please, help me correct and complete the trascription. Thanks. R

When we were silly sisters seven sisters were so mild (or wild?)
Five went to bride bed and five are dead with child

Then it's up spoke young Mary and ...(?) she would bide
For if ever she was in man's bed, the same death she would die

O it's take no vows, Mary, for fear they broken be
For there is a Knight in Wallington asking good will of thee

Of if there is a knight, mother, asking good will of me
Then it's in three quarters of a year you may bury me

Well, she had not been in Wallington three quarters and a day
Till she was as big with baby as any lady

Oh is there not a boy in this town that would win up hose and shoe
Then it's up spoke a page-boy: Your errand I will run

Give respects to my mother as she sits in her chair of stone
Ask her how she likes the news of seven to have but one

When her mother she heard the news in anger cried she
And she's kickt the table with her foot and kickt it with her knee

Then she's calld for her waiting-maid and also her stable-groom:
Come fetch me my cloak and go saddle up the brown

But when they came to Wallington and into Wallington hall
There were four and twenty ladies that let the tears down fall

And her daughter she had a scope into her cheek and into her chin
All for to keep her sweet life till her mother she come in

Now she's taken a razor that was both sharp and fine
And from out of her left side she's took the heir to Wallington

Oh, there is a race in Wallington, and that I rue full sore
Tho the cradle it be well spread up, the bride-bed is left bare

And when we were silly sisters seven sisters were so mild
Five went to bride bed and five are dead with child

Then it's up spoke young Mary and ...(?) she would bide
For if ever she was in man's bed, the same death she would die


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: june tabor's fair maid of wallington
From: Paul Burke
Date: 25 Aug 05 - 12:34 PM

I'd guess at mild and single, or better, maiden.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: june tabor's fair maid of wallington #91
From: Roberto
Date: 26 Aug 05 - 02:13 AM

Thanks Paul. R


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fair Maid of Wallington (June Tabor, #91)
From: Cattia
Date: 04 Mar 21 - 11:52 AM

I would like to understand the meaning of the sentence: she had a scope into her cheek and into her chin
scope = scoop in scots scoup (B version scob G version scoup)
in italiano mestolo, cucchiaio o paletta
into her cheek and into her chin= her mouth
what was it for?

Also "to win up hosen and shoen (stockings and shoes)" it's a way of saying?
Grazie per l'aiuto


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fair Maid of Wallington (June Tabor, #91)
From: Cattia
Date: 04 Mar 21 - 01:05 PM

For the scope- scob I found an appropriate definition in he Scobs Was in Her Lovely Mouth" - Parker 1958!!I'm still trying to figure out how to use it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fair Maid of Wallington (June Tabor, #91)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 04 Mar 21 - 01:23 PM

From "Fair Mary of Wallington" at

http://levigilant.com/Bulfinch_Mythology/bulfinch.englishatheist.org/arthur/ballads/Popular-Ballads.htm

"In the Scottish ballad, a ‘scope’ is put in Mary’s mouth when the operation takes place. In the Breton ballad it is a silver spoon or a silver ball. ‘Scope,’ or ‘scobs’ as it appears in Herd, means a gag, and was apparently used to prevent her from crying out. But the silver spoon and ball in the Breton ballad would appear to have been used for Marguerite to bite on in her anguish, just as sailors chewed bullets while being flogged."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fair Maid of Wallington (June Tabor, #91)
From: JHW
Date: 04 Mar 21 - 02:34 PM

Just re-read biog of John Dower who spent his life struggling for National Parks. (to benefit us after the war)
He married Pauline Trevelyan who lived at Wallington, Northumberland. She achieved his wished for Hadrian's Wall area Park after he was RIP. An earlier Wallington Hall was demolished to build the one she lived in.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fair Maid of Wallington (June Tabor, #91)
From: Cattia
Date: 05 Mar 21 - 08:18 AM

Grazie
my contribution in Italian about The Fair Maid of Wallington https://terreceltiche.altervista.org/the-fair-maid-of-wallington/


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