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The Farmer’s Boy (TTBB)

Charles Whitehead
Charles Whitehead
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
4 minutes
Instrumental parts
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The traditional English folk song - ’The Farmer’s boy’ - is attributed to Charles Whitehead (born 1792). It is a story about his brother-in-law - Thomas Fownes Smith (born 1807) - who as a young boy turned up at his parents farm. Many years later Thomas ended up running the farm and marrying the late couple’s daughter, Sofia. This is a setting for Male Voices with piano accompaniment where different voices sing the part of the characters that appear in the story.

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