John Speller's Web Pages King Pharaoh

John Speller's Web Pages - Gipsy and Tinkers' Carols
King Pharaoh (Surrey Gipsy Version)
A version of this curious carol whic in Surrey was sung among the gipsies in the neighborhood of Horsham and Dorking. It was collected and published by Lavinia Edna Walter and Lucy Ethelred Broadwood in Christmas Carols (1922). I have been unable to find out anything about either of these ladies, except that Lavinia Edna Walter had an MBE and a BSc from Imperial College, London, and that Lucy Ethelred Broadwood died in 1929.

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"King Pharaoh," illustration by J. H. Hartley
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