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where we have been no-one shall find, For not a trace have we left behind song/verse fragment

Reminder to all, when leaving a spot they had spent time in, to look back to check they have taken all their stuff with them.

Callback to:
Where we have been no one can find,
Not a trace have we left behind.
Only the people we’ve helped today
Know that the Brownies have passed this way.

See also where we have been, no-one can tell

Origin

From the Brownie Goodbye Song (origin untraced). The Brownies are the youth wing of the Girl Guides (US: Girl Scouts) for 7-10 year-olds, an organisation in which Evelyn was active as an adult(?).

Collected by

Evelyn – 1940s?
Evelyn King (Joyce Collard) – mother of Naomi, Francis, Clare & Jeremy

Notes

Another version is slightly different:
Where we have been no-one shall find,
For not a trace we leave behind,
Only the people we’ve helped today,
Will know that a Brownie has passed their way

Submitted: 08/03/2022 by Mark ● Last updated: 09/03/2022 13:12 by Mark

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