Pegging Awl

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PEGING AWL. English. England, Northumberland. One of the "missing tunes" from William Vickers' 1770 Northumbrian dance tune manuscript. There is a folksong called "Peg and Awl," "Pegging Awl" or "Long Pegging Awl" [Roud 2126], a bawdy trade-song that referring to cobbler's or bootmakers tools, sung, for example, by Harry Cox (Catfield, Norfolk), on the album "Songs of Seduction" (Caedmon Records, The Folk Songs of Britain vol. 2, 1961).

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