The Herring Song
The Herring Song, also known as Bolliton Sands, The Red Herring and Jolly red herring is a folk-song found in various forms and believed to be associated with the once-thriving herring-fishing industry in the North Sea. Several different variants of the song are known. A version of "The Red Herring" which was collected at South Zeal is included in the Baring-Gould manuscripts.
- *The Red Herring
- Alfred Williams (1923), Folk-songs of the Upper Thames
- Reeves, James (1960) The Everlasting Circle. London: Heinemann; pp. 219-20