This article is about the song. For the album, see All Around My Hat (album). "All Around My Hat (song)"
The song "All Around my Hat" (Round 567, Laws P31) is of nineteenth century English origin. In an early version, dating from the 1820s, a Cockney costermonger vowed to be true to his fiancee, who had been sentenced to seven years transportation to Australia for theft and to mourn his loss by wearing green willow sprigs in his hatband… read more