John Speller's Web Pages The Cherry Tree Carol -- Surrey Gypsy Version

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The Cherry Tree Carol -- Surrey Gypsy Version
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. This is one of the numerous variant versions of the "Cherry Tree Carol."

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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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