Simple Gifts

Simple Gifts

George and Gerry Armstrong FW02335 / FA 2335

George and Gerry Armstrong present ballads from England, Scotland, and America and accompany themselves on guitar and Appalachian dulcimer. In keeping with the tradition of naming one's sources, the Armstrongs' liner notes trace each song's derivation.

Year Released 1961
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1961 Folkways Records
Genre(s) American Folk; Celtic
Country(s) Scotland; United Kingdom; United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Appalachian dulcimer; Guitar
Subject(s) Animals; Ballads; Carols; Courtship; Dance; Dance music; Fiddle tunes; Folksong revival; Games; Hunting; Hymns; Love songs; Marriage; Music--Juvenile; Opera; Play-party; Seduction; Social dancing; Supernatural; Wit and humor
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101 Mairi's Wedding George and Gerry Armstrong 1:27
102 Corn Stalk Fiddle George and Gerry Armstrong 0:56
103 The Jealous Brothers George and Gerry Armstrong 3:32
104 Irchard of Taunton Deane George and Gerry Armstrong 3:00
105 Dulcimer Medley: Jenny Get Around / Cindy / Sourwood Mountain George Armstrong 1:33
106 Went to See My Suzie George and Gerry Armstrong 2:06
107 Lady from the West Country (The Wife of Ushers Well) George and Gerry Armstrong 3:26
108 Frog Went A-Courtin' George and Gerry Armstrong 2:44
109 Black Jack Davy George and Gerry Armstrong 3:42
110 Darby Ram George and Gerry Armstrong 1:48
201 Ground Hog George and Gerry Armstrong 2:39
202 Dear Companion George and Gerry Armstrong 2:43
203 Peggy-O George and Gerry Armstrong 2:47
204 Polly Vaughn George and Gerry Armstrong 3:06
205 Play Party Medley: Coffee Grows / Cindy / Alabama Gal George Armstrong 2:27
206 Seven Joys of Mary Gerry Armstrong 3:19
207 Deaf Woman's Courtship George and Gerry Armstrong 1:18
208 Blow Ye Winds I-O George and Gerry Armstrong 3:27
209 The Wind and the Rain (The Two Sisters) George and Gerry Armstrong 1:43
210 Simple Gifts George and Gerry Armstrong 2:09
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