John Speller's Web Pages Shepherds on their flocks attending
John Speller's Web Pages - Hampshire Carols Shepherds on their flocks attending
A carol collected in 1908 by Dr. George B. Gardiner from Frank Harrington of Cadnam, Hants. In Mr. Harrington's version, which only reproduces one stanza, the second half of the first stanza is the second half of the second stanza in Lady Huntingdon's version.
The village of Cadnam, Hampshire is situated on the edge of the New Forest at an important crossroads between Southampton and Bournemouth. Also visible in the picture is the historic Sir John Barleycorn Inn.