Cecil Sharp collected Master Kilby from Harry Richards of Curry Rivel in Somerset both on July 29, 1904 and on January 6, 1909.
You can also finds links to this article on 'our' Poetry Corner.......
A Folk Song a Week gives more information and a recording by Andy Turner of Master Kilby.
In the heat of the day when the sun shines so freely
I met Master Kilby so fine and so gay.
Well, I pulled off my hat and I bowed to the ground,
And I said, "Master Kilby, oh, where are you bound?"
"I'm bound for the west in hopes to find rest;
And in the arms of my dear Nancy I'll build a new nest.
And if I was the master of ten thousand pounds
In bright gold and silver or in King William's crowns,
I would part with it all with my own heart so freely:
It's all for the sake of my charming Nancy.
She's the fairest of girls, she's the choice of my heart;
And her skin shines like silver in every part.
Oh, I gave her some kisses, it was down by the sea shore;
But still she lay asking, lay asking for more."
More news from Curry Rivel
In the village hall foyer a new selection of paintings are now hanging. The Art Club continue to make the entrance area welcoming . Different mediums have been used to create the pictures. The artists hope that visitors will enjoy looking and perhaps buying as 10% of any sale is donated to the village hall funds. For any further details please contact Laraine Rae on 01458...
View and download the latest Planning Applications, week 13th to 20th May 2017, as a PDF. You can view the full applications on the South Somerset District Council website Nice looking Agricultural dwelling or what? Have a look, always good to see what 'Next Door' is up...
Baltonsborough Community Association are hosting a Somerton and Frome Constituency hustings evening on Friday 2nd June, Baltonsborough Village Hall, 7.00pm for 7.30pm start. This will give members of the public the opportunity to quiz the parliamentary candidates ahead of voting the following week. Questions can be sent to Jennifer Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org Questions will also be...
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