Robin a Thrush

I remember singing a version of Robin a Thrush at primary school and not understanding it at all, not that it mattered – I liked the refrain. Cecil Sharp was pleased to collect the song, and a great many others, from Sister Emma, aged 71, at Clewer, Berkshire in February 1909.

In contrast to Robin’s slatternly wife, the photos are of orderly places and people in my neighbourhood, beginning with the top photo of the poshest changing room I’ve ever seen in a charity shop (or anywhere else)!

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