FTX 234 - AS I WALKED OUT

Songs from Norfolk - Ben and Harry Baxter

These two were the first English informants encountered by Seamus Ennis on a recording trip to Southrepps in Norfolk in 1955. Ben, aged 63, was the main singer but Harry sometimes prompted him. Together they sang the drowning tragedy, Scarborough. After Seamus had returned to London, Ben would remember more songs and verses and in the end Seamus returned three times. Although sometimes Ben could only remember fragments of one or two verses, but over the subsequent years we have recorded other versions of these same songs and so we are grateful, particularly to Ben, for providing some interesting tunes and variants of now well known songs.

SEVENTEEN COME SUNDAY) - THE BAILIFF'S DAUGHTER OF ISLINGTON - THE BARLEY STRAW - THE BLACK VELVET BAND - CAROLINE AND HER YOUNG SAILOR BOLD - THE CRUEL MOTHER - THE DERBY RAM - DIED FOR LOVE - THE FACTORY GIRL - THE FLOWER SHOW - THE FROG AND THE MOUSE - THE GYPSY GIRL - THE GYPSIES GLEE - THE HERRING SONG - THE HOT ASHPELT - IF I WERE A BLACKBIRD - THE LONDON MERCHANT - LORD BATEMAN - O WHERE ARE YOU GOING? - THE OUTLANDISH KNIGHT - THE PENNY WAGER - THE POOR OLD COUPLE - THE ROVING KIND - SCARBOROUGH (with Harry) - THE SEAMAN'S ALPHABET - STICK, STICK (Story) - SWEET SMELLING LAVENDER - THE TWELVE APOSTLES - THE TWO (or THREE) JOLLY BUTCHERS - YE GENTLEMEN OF ENGLAND

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