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ROASTED WOMAN. English, Air (4/4 time). This song was collected from the Cotswold village of Headington, Oxon. It was sung by the character of the Fool in the latter part of the nineteenth century.

Take an old woman and roast her and baste her well with cheese,
And leave her out on a winter’s night, I’m sure that old lady’d freeze;
And bring her in next morning, wrap her in a bundle of straw,
And set fire to the bottom, I’m that old lady’d thaw.


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Recorded sources: - EMI/Harvest 7243 8 29861 2 6, Ashley Hutchings et al - "Son of Morris On" (1976/1994).



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