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P.T.Millington Collection (1993, R.Brown)

Source:
Mr. R. Brown (Inf.)
East Bridgford [Play text fragments]
P.T.Millington Collection, Col. Jan.1993

Fragments of final song and text of a play performed in East Bridgford, Notts., recalled by Mr.R.Brown (an attendant at the Brewhouse Yard Museum, Nottingham), as told to him by his grandfather. The record reads;

Good mister & Good Master
As You sit round your fire
Remember We poor Plough Boys
Who Plough through mud & mire.
The Mire it is so very deep
The water runs so clear
So put a penny in our box
And a bottle of your best beer.

In comes I the doctor

You a doctor?
What can you cure?

(D) Ipsy, pipsy, palsy, gout
Pains within & pains without

(D) And what's wrong with this Young woman?

Plough Boy:
She fell upstairs with
a teapot full of flour
Grazed her elbow
And made her stocking bleed.

Doctor to Plough Boy:

What's wrong with this man?

PB
Well doctor he swallowed a
donkey & cart & can't get
shut of the wheels.

Index Terms:
Locations: East Bridgford, Notts. (SK6943)
Years: Col. 1993
Subjects: Play; Song; Text Fragments; Plough Boy; Doctor
People: Margaret Joan Millington (Col.)
Archives: Ref.: TD00542

Indexed by Peter Millington. Last updated Jan.1994

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