FTX-100 - I AM A ROMANY

PHOEBE & JOE SMITH & family

PHOEBE SMITH & her family used to gather around the camp fire at Melton, near Woodbridge, Suffolk, from where they operated a scrap-metal 'general dealer' business - but in her younger days they travelled the countryside of Kent - Phoebe has a rich store of beautiful songs, her husband, Joe, plays fiddle & son, Joe, is also a singer.

In between songs, Phoebe & Joe talk about their travelling life, courtship, marriage and death, the birth of their son, wartime bombings, losing her mother - then, after some step-dancing with mouth-organ, she tells the story of just what she did with Joe's fiddle - recorded by Peter Kennedy in 1956

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BLACKBERRY FOLD - YOUNG ELLENDER - CAPTAIN THUNDERBOLT - MOLLY VARDEN - OXFORD GIRL - BLACKSMITH COURTED ME - RIDDLE SONG - HIGHER GERMANIE - STEP DANCE TUNES - HOPPING SONG - JOLLY HERRING

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