Ok so this isn’t technically a folk song but hey, my blog, my rules!
I used to have an old cassette tape recording of the goon show which included “The dreaded batter pudding hurler of Bexhill-on-sea”. One of the musical interludes in this episode was Ray Ellington singing a fantastic version of this song at about twice the speed of any other version I’ve ever heard.
I listened to that tape over and over and I’ve loved the song ever since.
Lyrics: From memory
Download: 20 Old man river