English Folk Songs

English Folk Songs

Audrey Coppard FW06917 / FW 6917 / FP 917

Audrey Coppard sings a collection of 14 traditional English songs, ballads, carols, riddle songs, and London “street cries.” Coppard’s song selections are a reflection of her interest in her native English culture and are from widely scattered counties in the British Isles. She is accompanied on eight songs by guitarist American Lesley Davidson. The best-known track on this album is “Scarborough Fair,” a traditional folk song from Yorkshire that has been covered by many other performers, most notably the American folk-rock duo of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. Liner notes include brief background information on each song and song lyrics.

Year Released 1956
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1956 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Celtic; World
Country(s) United Kingdom
Instrument(s) Guitar; Vocals
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Ballads; Folksong revival; Music--British Isles; Music--Juvenile; Traditional songs; World music

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101 Hares on the Mountain Audrey Coppard 1:35
102 Johnny Todd Audrey Coppard 1:45
103 Died of Love Audrey Coppard 1:55
104 I Will Give My Love An Apple Audrey Coppard 2:50
105 The Nightingale Audrey Coppard 2:20
106 The Trees are Getting High Audrey Coppard 2:39
201 Lavendar Audrey Coppard 0:40
202 Primroses Audrey Coppard 0:36
203 Young Lambs Audrey Coppard 0:44
204 I Know Where I'm Going Audrey Coppard 1:07
205 The Fireman's Song Audrey Coppard 1:50
206 Polly Vaughan Audrey Coppard 2:36
207 Bitter Withy Audrey Coppard 2:05
208 Scarborough Fair Audrey Coppard 2:35
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