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they are curlews of the fenland! expression or saying

Call and response upon seeing a seagull.

See also your tiny hand is frozen!

Example

Oh look, at those seagulls

They are curlews of the fenland

Origin

Benjamin Britten’s Curlew River - Shortened form of “Those are not seagulls, they are curlews of the fenland” – 1990s

Collected by

Naomi
Naomi Iliff (King) – owner

Notes

Sung in a cod soprano

Submitted: 09/03/2021 by Joy ● Last updated: 12/03/2021 16:14 by Joy

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