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Posted By: Richard from Liverpool
02-Sep-11 - 12:47 PM
Thread Name: A Liverpool Folk Song a Week
Subject: RE: A Liverpool Folk Song a Week
August's set of songs is now complete - unusually for me (I mainly sing trad stuff), only one song with the "trad." attribution this month: a Wirral version of Child ballad #3. The other 3 songs written by known authors in the past 50 years. Having said that, Pete McGovern's Rent Collecting in Speke is a new-town era masterpiece, and you could put up a good argument that Seth Davy (AKA Whiskey on a Sunday) at the very least has passed into the tradition, and like many well known songs from this side of the Irish Sea, it's often mistaken for an Irish song...

Week 18: Rent Collecting in Speke
Week 19: The False Knight
Week 20: St Mary of the Angels
Week 21: Seth Davy