Folk song book

Scope and Content

Westmorland Musical Festival Folk Song Book, Thursday 23 April 1903. Words and music to several folk songs. A number of manuscript enclosures (12 pages) of folksongs possibly written in Edward Thomas' hand.

First lines:

1/ 'I'm the boy that stole the candy'

2/ 'I rejoiced when I saw them so wearied' (titled 'White Stone')

3/ 'Billy Taylor was a brisk young fellow'

4/ 'When morning through my lattice beams'

5/ 'Come hither my daughter' (titled 'The Beggar's Wish')

6/ 'I sowed the seeds of love' (titled 'Seeds of Love')

7/ 'It's early, early last flowering Spring' (titled 'Early, Early')