From the recording Two Score
Traditional, adapted and with extra lyrics by Jo Freya. Arranged by Blowzabella. Jo found the song in the Kennedy Grant Library at Halsway Manor. There are numerous versions of this song most collected in the South West and East Anglia. The basic story is found in many traditional songs but here Jo has added a middle section to explain how the romance developed from point blank refusal to marriage. The tune is quintessentially English and the origin of the word ‘fold’ is ancient – probably meaning an animal enclosure or field. Jo – vocals, Barn - bass guitar, Greg - plucked hurdy-gurdy, Andy – diatonic button accordion, Dave – violin.