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Broadside Ballads, Vol. 1 (London: 1600-1700)

Broadside Ballads, Vol. 1 (London: 1600-1700)

In his liner notes, Ewan MacColl writes, “In the days before TV, radio, and newspapers, the broadsides helped both to mould and reflect public opinion; their authors acted as political commentators, journalists, [etc.].” This collection features songs about myriad topics, including economic changes during the reign of James I and England’s colonies in the New World.

Track Listing

101
Room For Company Ewan MacColl 3:09
102
Pity's Lamentation Ewan MacColl 8:00
103
There's Nothing To Be Had Without Money Ewan MacColl 5:52
104
The Midwife's Ghost Ewan MacColl 4:53
201
A Merry Progress To London Ewan MacColl 4:52
202
London's Lottery Ewan MacColl 5:42
203
London Mourning in Ashes Ewan MacColl 5:33
204
King Lear and His Three Daughters Ewan MacColl 10:18

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