Two jolly butchers
Williams, Alfred: WGS: 'This favourite of the oldest of the old men of the Thames valley I have often met with. The variations are many, but unimportant. At Standlake, Oxfordshire, the first verse mentioned three butchers instead of two. Obtained of Thomas King, Castle Eaton, who recently died in his 99th year.'
Williams, Alfred: FSUT: 'This favourite of the aged men of the Thames valley I have often met with. The variations are many, but unimportant. Obtained of Thomas King, Castle Eaton. Also heard at Standlake, Oxfordshire.'
The manuscript is missing from the file. A note states that there were eight verses, one from Standlake, the first.
Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2010.