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The Rigs of the Fair

The Rigs of the Fair

Roy Palmer, Jon Raven (editors)
The Rigs of the Fair
Popular sports and pastimes in the nineteenth century through songs, ballads and contemporary accounts
Cambridge University Press, 1976; re-issued 2011
ISBN 978-0-521-20908-3

The Songs

1. Fairs and Wakes

  1. The Humours of Eccles Wakes (Roud V37738)
  2. Darlington Fair (Roud V27798)
  3. The Rigs of the Fair (Roud V15157)
  4. Tavistock Goosey Fair (Roud 10683)
  5. Truro Whitsun Fair
  6. Newcastle Wakes (RoudBS B248967)
  7. Wibsey Fair (Roud 294; TYG 15)

2. Wife Selling

  1. John Hobbs (Roud 21966)

3. Bull Baiting and Bull Running

  1. Percy Croft's Bull Bait
  2. The Bullard's Song (Roud 23378)

4. Cock Fighting

  1. This Cock It Must Have Crowed
  2. The Charcoal Black and the Bonny Grey (Roud 211; TYG 81)

5. Prize Fighting

  1. Sayers' and Heenan's Great Fight (Roud 2148; Laws H20)

6. Wrestling

  1. The Ballad of Trubshaw and Green

7. Foot Racing

  1. The Great Foot Race (Roud V15518)

8. Hunting

  1. The Noble Fox Hunting (Roud 584; TYG 76)

9. Boat Racing

  1. The Boat Race

10. Football

  1. Alnwick Football Song (Roud V20656)

11. Pigeon Racing

  1. 'As the Pigeon come Whum, Yet, Joe? (Roud V20656)