John Speller's Web Pages The Moon Shone Bright and the Stars gave a Light

John Speller's Web Pages - Gipsy & Tinker's Carols
The Moon Shone Bright and the Stars gave a Light
This carol was one of a number collected by Alice Elizabeth Gillington (1863-1934), a clergyman's daughter and student of gypsy culture who herself spent the last quarter century of her life as a gypsy. The carol is a variant version of the well-known "Bellman's Song."

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Caravan of the type in which Alice Gillington lived the life of a gypsy between 1911 and 1934. Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons
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