The Bold Fisherman

“This song is rooted deep in tradition, so deep, in fact, that its origins can only be guessed at. According to two scholars of English folk-song, Lucy Broadwood and Anne Gilchrist, it is a secularised version of a medieval hymn in praise of Christ, the Fisher King.” (Notes from ‘Marrowbones’ 1965)

Tune from Mrs Jane Gulliver, Combe Florey, Somerset; words from George Roper, Charlton St Mary, Dorset; collected by Henry Hammond 1905.

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