An English Folk Music Anthology

An English Folk Music Anthology

Various Artists FW38553 / FE 38553

An English Folk Music Anthology, recorded between 1974 and 1980, features 47 tracks of nursery songs, ballads, and broadsides, as well as more contemporary political and union songs. Performers include rural and urban singers from all walks of life (housewives, retired bankers, coal miners, and many more), travelers, and children. The liner notes provide information on English folk music as well as song lyrics, and background on each track; there are also extensive references and a bibliography.

Year Released 1981
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1981 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Celtic; World
Country(s) United Kingdom
Instrument(s) Vocals
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Folksong revival; Music--British Isles; Music--Juvenile
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101 Once in China Harry Stubbs 0:33
102 Old Roger is Dead Hazel Bibbings 1:11
103 The Fox Mrs. M. Heathman 1:12
104 Kyman I-Doe Harry Stubbs 0:22
105 There Was a Lady Mrs. Green Dora Turner 0:46
106 The Worms Crept Out Mr. Erwin 0:39
107 Children's Songs with Games, Actions n/a 6:05
108 Henry My Son Alison Bricknell 1:53
109 Parody and Impropriety n/a 3:46
110 Wim Wim Wobble O Troy Penfold 1:14
111 Lent Crocking Song Mrs. M. Heathman 0:47
112 Six Jolly Miners Ted Frost 0:50
113 Cob Coaling Song Dora Turner 0:32
114 The Captain's Song Grenoside Sword Dance 1:21
115 Carhampton Wassail Song Eric Tarr 0:54
201 The Herring's Head Bill Hingston 3:23
202 The Derby Ram Bob Mills 3:13
203 Lord Lovell Walter Pardon 4:33
204 The Fourteenth of December Lillian Lugg 2:24
205 The Deserter Walter Pardon 2:08
206 The Maid of Australia Walter Pardon 3:56
207 Butter and Cheese and All Mrs. Dowrick 3:38
208 All Jolly Fellows That Follow the Plough Bob Mills 2:39
301 The Two Butchers Nelson Penfold 2:20
302 Young A-Growing Nelson Penfold 1:32
303 He Pulled a Dagger Amy Birch 2:38
304 There Was an Old Man Lived in Yorkshire Amy Birch 2:01
305 The Battle of Sahagun Harry Stubbs 2:46
306 McCathery Mrs. Hawkins 2:53
307 Maggie May Stan Walters 2:11
308 Jimmy MacElbee Mary Duffy 1:38
309 Jimmy Run Down to Your Uncles Mary Duffy 0:58
310 Do You Know Me Father / There Was an Old Man / I Lost My Arm (medley) Bert Draycott 1:04
311 The Ringarangroo Stan Walters 2:00
312 The Game of Football Mary Duffy 2:20
313 T'Bobbin Winder's Song Essie Dean 1:22
314 The Doggey Putter Bert Draycott 1:35
401 Joe Hill George Strattan 2:32
402 Hallelujah I'm a Bum Bob Hine 1:10
403 Harry Was a Bolshie Ken Penny 3:01
404 The Forty Pound Car Bert Draycott 3:08
405 Canteen Tea Allan Lavercombe 2:30
406 The Big Hewer and the LIttle Marra Bert Draycott 2:22
407 The Shrewsbury Three Joe Kay 3:10
408 Demonstration Songs and Chants CND March 4:01
409 No Cruise Missles Campaign Atom Group 1:45
410 A simple lad like me n/a 3:14
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