Needless to say, the song has been widely recorded by folk artists. Shortly after the Second World War, an official cartoon of it was commissioned. A document deposited with the Public Record Office (in file INF 6/735), contains the following information:
"THE LINCOLNSHIRE POACHER"
A Song of Lincolnshire.
Sung by Dale Smith and a Male Voice Quartet.
Musical score by Hubert Clifford.
Illustrated by the W.M. Larkin Studio.
A British Council Film.
Made by the Central Office of Information.
Length ................ 1 reel.
Running Length ........ 279 feet.
A British Council film made by the Central Office
of Information presenting the English folk-song, "The
Lincolnshire Poacher", through the media of animated
drawings. Hubert Clifford has written the musical score
and the lyric is sung by Dale Evans and a Male Voice
"Dale Evans" appears to be a misprint of Dale Smith, who recorded the West Country song "Widdicombe Fair
" for the same project.
Alexander Baron - London, England, for all above