FTX-023 - ALL JOLLY FELLOWS

SONGS OF COUNTRY LIFE

These include the texts and tunes of songs #241-264 in the book: FOLKSONGS OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND edited by Peter Kennedy (Cassell/ Schirmer 1975 paperback by Oak 1985 and distributed by Music Sales). These are the original recordings of the songs in the book. It won the Library Association McColvin Award for the most outstanding reference book of 1975 and contains the full texts, translations, music notations and background information on the songs.

1. ALL JOLLY FELLOWS THAT FOLLOW THE PLOUGH [#241] Charlie Wilson, rec by Peter Kennedy, Empingham, Rutland 1952 - 2'12"

2. THE BARNYARDS O' DELGATY [#242] Davie Stewart (with accordion), rec by PK, Dundee, Angus 1956 - 1'25"

3. BOLD REYNARD [#243] Edwin Thomas, rec by PK, Allerford, Somerset 1952 - 1'38"

4. THE BRISK AND BONNY LASS [#244] Mark Fuller & Luther Hills (unacc), rec by PK, East Dean, Sussex 1952 (v 1-4) - 1'57"

5. THE CONTENTED COUNTRYMAN [#245] Jim Baldry, rec by PK, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk 1956 - 3'04"

6. THE E-CHOIN' HORN [#246] Bob Copper, rec by PK, Rottingdean, Sussex 1956 - 1'59"

7. THE FARMER'S BOY [#247] Togo & Burns Crawford, rec by PK, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightsh 1954 - 3'01"

8. THE GALLANT POACHER [#248] Becket Whitehead, rec by Seamus Ennis, Delph, Lancash 1952 - 0'54"

9. GAMEKEEPERS LIE SLEEPING [#249] Bob Copper, rec by PK, Rottingdean, Sussex 1965 - 2'43"

10. GROUND FOR THE FLOOR [#250] Steve Goodall, rec by Bob Copper, Basingstoke, Hampsh 1955 - 2'49"

11. THE INNOCENT HARE [#251] Bob & Ron Copper, rec by PK, Rottingdean, Sussex 1955 - 2'57"

12. JOE BOWMAN [#252] John Dalton (with accordion), rec by PK, Cockermouth, Cumberland 1959 - 2'40"

13. THE JOLLY HUNTSMAN AND THRESHER [#253] Nicholas Hughes, rec by PK, Forkhill, Co Armagh 1952 - 1'42"

14. KEEPERS AND POACHERS [#254] George Maynard, rec by PK, Copthorne, Sussex 1955 - 2'35"

15. THE MERRY HAYMAKERS [#255] Bob & Ron Copper, rec PK, Rottingdean, Sussex 1955 - 2'00"

16. THE MONTHS OF THE YEAR [#256] Bill Westaway, rec by PK, Belstone, Devon 1950 - 1'28"

17. THE MUCKIN' O' GEORDIE'S BYRE [#257] Jimmy McBeath, rec by Alan Lomax, Elgin, Moraysh 1951 - 1'38"

18. THE NORTHAMPTONSHIRE POACHER [#258] Jim Baldry, rec by PK, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk 1956 - 2'09"

19. THE OLD FAT BUCK [#259] Harry Cox, rec by PK, Catfield, Norfolk 1956 - 4'37"

20. THE ROVING PLOUGHBOY [#260] John McDonald (with melodeon), rec by PK, Elgin, Moraysh 1953 - 2'04"

21. THE TURNIP-HOER [#261] Fred Jordan, rec by PK, Diddlebury, Wenlock, Shropsh 1952 - 1'18"

22. VAN DIEMAN'S LAND [#262] Jimmy McBeath, rec by Alan Lomax, Elgin, Moraysh 1951 - 1'11"

23. WE'LL ALL GO A-HUNTING TODAY [#263] Miles Wilson (with accordion), rec by PK, Cockermouth, Cumberland 1959 - 4'31"

24. WHAT'S THE LIFE OF A MAN? [#264] Jim Small, rec by PK, Cheddar, Somerset 1950 - 3'00"

Recorded & edited by Peter Kennedy and first published by Folktrax 1975.