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Brigg Fair
The Full English Lyrics

We have lyrics for 'Brigg Fair' by these artists:

Fernhill It was on the fifth of August The weather fair and…
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick It was on the fifth of August, the weather fair…

We have lyrics for these tracks by The Full English:

Arthur O'Bradley Come neighbours and listen a while If ever you wish for…
Linden Lea 'Ithin the woodlands, flow'ry gleaded, By the woak tree's mo…
Stand By Your Guns Stand by your guns my hearts of oak, Let not a…

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Gorgeous! My friend says "I can hear the North Sea rolling in and feel the cold and the... beyond words"! (He grew up in Lincs.)


Fernhill also has a beautiful version of this song


I hope they'll have some merch with stuff like that

Jim Breeds

Some info about this particular track would have been good. E.g. personnel/instruments. Looking forward to coming to The Full English gig at CSH on 31/10.

steve shrimpton

that's getting me there

Victor Lawrance

Joseph Taylor

Luke Pedlar

Fantastic album.

Stephen Smith

My Great Great Grandfather would have sung this as he was born illegitimate in Brigg, being given the family name of Smith. He had Radical beliefs and was a Chartist. He learned to read and write though his first job was as a human scare crow, chasing birds off the wheat. When railway construction came to the district, he joined the railway and because he was literate was soon made a Ganger (ie a chargehand directing a group of Navvies). One day, it is said, he was observed by an inspection party, which included company directors. This was at the site of the first Keadby bridge then under construction. He had a grammar book open and was heard to correct a Navvy on his grammar. Impressed by this, one of the inspection party said 'That's the sort of chap we want on the Company. Give him a railway station. His first station was Tinsley (MSLR). He understood the importance of education and had the courage of his political convictions. He was also able to grasp opportunities, despite being illegitimate. I'm not sure of his name. My father thought he was called 'Gentleman Jim Smith' so called because of his education; but I think my aunt thought he was called William. If you know anything about him it would be great to learn more. I don't have his dates. But I do have two MSLR brass buttons from his station masters' uniform. Father said his initialls are carved into the door of Brigg Parish Church. If anyone could check the door for a 'JS' or 'WS' that would be very much appreciated.

Stephen Smith

Yes.  I don't think any Kings or Queens made anything like the kind of important differences that our various social movements accomplished mostly in the teeth of opposition and without knowing that they would succeed... if not in their own lifetimes then in their children and grandchildrens' lifetimes.  I think it is always important to believe in the fundamental good sense and imagination of the working class and in the civilising effect they have on the bloody 'Barons' of every age.  There's still a job to do!

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