Oxford Ramble

Speed the Plough



A Taste of Ale

Six for Gold

Knock at the Knocker, Ring at the Bell

The Robber Bird

Three Quarter Time

The 25th





Shadrack "Shepherd" Hayden

Shadrack Hayden - better known as Shepherd Hayden - was a singer from whom a number of very fine songs were noted by Cecil Sharp and Alfred Williams. He was born at Lyford, Berkshire in 1826. He shepherded at Hatford near Faringdon before moving to Bampton, Oxfordshire in 1891. He was living in Bampton when Cecil Sharp collected songs from him, towards the end of his life, in 1909, 1910 and 1914.

There is a list of songs collected from Hayden at https://folkopedia.info/wiki/Shadrack_Hayden. The photograph shown here was taken by Cecil Sharp - view this and three others from VWML Online.

Shepherd Hayden, photograph by Cecil Sharp, copyright EFDSS