I transcribed Going to the fair with my young man
from one of Wally Whyton's Folk Music programmes which I had taped in September 1984. Amongst my friends, this song is the absolute number 1 as was proved at a recent (April 1998) private musical gathering held at Peter Krüger's gallery, "Zeichnung und Malerie" in Vegesack. At the gathering, Steffi Lubrich
and I did the song together (as you can hear and download) and we strung it out with a couple of home-made verses. I haven't a clue where this song comes from. I didn't make any notes in 1984 and searches on Internet have revealed nothing.