Two versions of Fer Lyskerrys / Liskeard Fair recorded in the Racca Project 1995-1997. Fer Lyskerrys as played by the Lowender Festival Band in 1987 (Version 2) The tune, Liskeard Fair, is noted down in Rev Sabine Baring Gould’s Rough Notebook Vol 2 p.28 (Plymouth and Devon Records Offices
The lyrics for “The Lark in the Morning” appear in Broadside Ballads from the late 18th century to the mid-19th as well as from oral tradition across Britain, Ireland and beyond.[i] The song is associated with several different melodies. Folk song collector Rev Sabine Baring Gould noted two distinct tunes
The lyrics to Lamorna started life as a broadside called “Down to Pomona”. Pomona was a nineteenth century zoological park in Manchester with a notoriously expensive admission fee intended to discourage working class people, thus the twist in the last verse.