In English folksong lawyers and the like do not inevitably get their own way; true love being valued more than gold. Of course, the lawyer may have been truly in love as well as rich… but that’s another story. A Lawyer He Went Out One Day was collected from Mrs Verrall, Horsham, Sussex 1908 by George Butterworth; the words chiefly from Mrs Cranstone, Billingshurst, Sussex.
The painting is by H Whittaker Reville (1800-1900). The photo is from one of my favourite bike rides in the North Shropshire hills. One doesn’t have to be a folk song character to prefer country to city.