Widdicombe Fair

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The title of a popular song which has become the accepted Devonshire song. The date of words and tune is probably the end of the 18th cent.

Tom Pearse lends his grey mare to carry a party (including Old Uncle Tom Cobbleigh) to Widdicombe Fair, but the mare takes sick and dies, and is still to be seen haunting the moor at night.

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