Widecombe Fair

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Widecombe Fair est cantilena Anglica quae mercatum ad Widecumbam Devoniae annuatim celebratum commemorat, ab anno 1850 inceptum. Cantilena e traditione populari descripta anno 1890 a Sabino Baring-Gould edita est, annoque 1941 a cantore Burl Ives docta. Sic incepit:

Tom Pearse, Tom Pearse, lend me your grey mare
All along, down along out along lea
For I wants for to go to Widecombe Fair
With Bill Brewer, Jan Stewer, Peter Gurney, Peter Davy,
Dan'l Whiddon, Harry Hawke, Old Uncle Tom Cobley and all --
Old Uncle Tom Cobley and all.

Ex hac cantilena enim extrahitur locutio Anglica "Uncle Tom Cobley and all".

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