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Collected at The Castle of Comfort pub---East Harptree 25.8.04 & 25.12.07-Farmer King—from the farm next to the Big Green Gathering. Sharp stayed at east Harptree court and offered free tobacco and drink to those prepared to sing.


Down by some crystal spring where the nightingales sing,
Most pleasant it is in season to hear the groves ring
Down by some riverside a young captain I espied
Entreating of his true love to be his bride.
Dear Phyllis says he, can you fancy me?
All in your soft bowers a crown it shall be;
And whenever you dine then you shall drink wine
And so pleasant in the season then you shall be mine
And you shall take no pain, I will you maintain;
My ship she is unloaded just come in from Spain.
Like a lady so rare I’ll maintain you so fair;
There’s no lady in the navy with you shall compare.
But if ever I prove false to my soft turtle dove,
May the ocean turn desert and the elements move;
For wherever I shall be I’ll be constant to thee;
My heart is no rover if I rove through the sea.




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Alison Hull Somerset, UK

Hello ,my name is Alison.
I sing, play guitar,whistle,trombone and hammered dulcimer.
By busking, performing and workshops I pass on songs.
I live in Somerset in southern England where most of my ancestors are from. The Folk singer George Withers was my uncle.
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