Cecil Sharp collected Master Kilby from Harry Richards of Curry Rivel in Somerset both on July 29, 1904 and on January 6, 1909.
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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."
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