The Tailor And The Mouse

The song, collected by Cecil Sharp, was one of my favourites at infants’ school. For some reason I loved the phrase ‘the town of Ramsey’.

The illustration for Noble Lord Hawkins by Randolph Caldecott has an interesting connection with today’s mouse. In 1884 Rupert Potter bought two of Caldecott’s frog and mouse pictures for his daughter Beatrix, who decided she would become an artist…

2 Comments on “The Tailor And The Mouse

  1. Love the Caldecott – Potter connections. So many fascinating facts lurking in our cultural histories. I also love the lightly lyrical guitar and voice in this recording of yours…

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