by Jim Eldon from travellers at Appleby Horse Fair.
Ballad for Katherine of Aragon
||A poem by
Charles Causley. Tune by Alex Atterson.
life as a round, published in Thomas Ravenscroft’s Deuteromelia in
1609. Additional verses by Gregg Butler of Strawhead.
folk song noted by Ralph Vaughan Williams, from Charles Pottipher. One
of the finest of English folk songs.
From George Fradley of Derbyshire. Question for law students: What
criminal offences have been committed on these facts?
that first appeared in the ‘Henry VIII manuscript’ (c1522) held in the
Goulder’s wonderful song, updated to take account of climate change.
of “Roll on John” was collected in 1972 by Mark Wilson from Buell
Kazee, Winchester, Kentucky. The words of “Poor Rail Road Boys” were
collected by Theodore Garrison from Zane Baker, Zack, Arkansas, April
Cannily was written by Ewan MacColl for the Radio Ballad, The Ballad of
John Axon. Little Piecer is a poem by Gordon Allen North, tune by Dave
out the Dustbin
Carter. A lament.
late Duncan Williamson via Arthur Watson.
Toon o’ Kelso. Sung by Enoch Kent of The Exiles (LP New Voices From
Scotland Topic 12T133, 1965) Words: Notts Alliance. Everyone will have
heard of Jedediah Strutt of Belper. Surely.
of the Bann
of the words are found on 19th century broadsides under the title “The
Barratt, English Folk Songs (Novello ). A version of “Ye Mariners
All” from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs, but not quite as well
China Forbes and Thomas M. Lauderdale of the wonderful Pink Martini.
About a dog.
was in My Prime
by Helen Creighton from Enos Hartlan of South East Passage, Nova
||One of two
Britford carols collected by Rev. Geoffry Hill and printed in Wiltshire
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