Willow Wren Bride


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I met a bloke walking through Bedworth
He said I could laugh 'til I cried
I've been and got shot of me mate on the cut
And he's married a Willow Wren bride
Married, married
He's married a Willow Wren bride

This snippet of a song comes from the BBC recording 'Narrowboats'. If anyone is aware of any further verses I would be grateful to be informed of them.

It is clearly based on Jenny Wren Bride, a bawdy naval song included in several collections including 'Book of Bawdy Ballads' (Vicarion, 1959).

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