John Speller's Web Pages The Dilly Carol

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The Dilly Carol
This version of the well-known "Dilly Carol" is preserved in both English and Cornish. A variant version has Section 9 as:

"Nine it is the Dilly Bird, that's never seen but heard, O
Naw an edhen Dylly yu, clewys, nefra gwelys,"

which is presumably where the name "Dilly Carol" comes from.

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Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
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