Hey For Somersetshire

Hey For Somersetshire is in The Oxford Song Book, 1931, to the tune mentioned in the song: Sellinger’s Round (St Leger’s) which, as the song says, is also known as The Beginning Of The World. It was first published in Playford’s Dancing Master of 1657. The drawings are by Randolph Caldecott who captures the humour and unrelenting abandon of a country dance… and the garland by the fiddler, the only one who didn’t dance.

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