Matyas Seiber (1905-1960) was a Hungarian composer, who lived and worked in the UK from 1935 until his death. He was born in Budapest and studied with Kodaly, and toured the country to collect folk songs. Some of these were later published in 1949 as Three Hungarian Folk Songs, with English words by the singer, musicologist and self-styled “Folklorist” A. L. Lloyd (1908-1982).
Three Hungarian Folk Songs have been arranged for SAB choir with Piano accompaniment by the pianist and composer Maurice Jacobson (1896-1976). They are individually titled: The Handsome Butcher - Apple, Apple - The Old Woman.