With Jockie To The Fair

With Jockie (or Jockey) To The Fair first appeared in print in The Songster’s Companion of 1772. Its origins are unknown. The music is used by morris dancers to this day. I searched in vain for a suitable picture of a young lady escaping from her home at the crack of dawn with her young man, so instead we have two fine illustrations by outstanding artists: an atmospheric painting by Randolph Caldecott (Manchester Art gallery) and a May Day drawing by Henry Matthew Brock.

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