The Bold Richard

The Bold Richard was collected by Jack Moeran in Norfolk. The refrain ‘What cheer?’ is an archaic form of ‘How are you?’ In the southeast of England, where I come from, it survives among the older generation as the greeting ‘Wotcher’.

The painting of the press gang’s latest delivery of recruits is by Terry Culpan.

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