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Thread #141927   Message #3303280
Posted By: Phil Edwards
06-Feb-12 - 05:09 PM
Thread Name: My recording project (52 folk songs)
Subject: 52 Favourite Folk Songs
Where else but here?

Actually I'm only up to week 22, so I've only recorded 22 folk songs. Or rather 34, as some weeks I've put up more than one. Or 51 if you include the non-traditional songs that I've recorded along the way. Make that 55 to include the album-only extra tracks. But then, I've recorded two different versions of a few songs - three in fact: Sir Patrick Spens, The outlandish knight and The House of the Rising Sun. So we can subtract 3 from that figure, giving a total of... 52.

All this, and another 30 weeks still to go!

The songs so far:

A maiden that is matchless
A virgin most pure
The boar's head carol
Boney's lamentation
The bonny bunch of roses
Child among the weeds (Lal Waterson)
Come, love, carolling (Sydney Carter)
The cruel mother
Danny Deever (Kipling / Bellamy)
Dayspring mishandled (Kipling / Bellamy)
The death of Bill Brown
The death of Nelson
Derwentwater's farewell
Down where the drunkards roll (Richard Thompson)
Grand conversation on Napoleon
Hegemony (Green Gartside)
The holly and the ivy
The House of the Rising Sun
Hughie the Graeme
In Dessexshire as it befell
In the month of January
The January Man (Dave Goulder)
The keys to the forest (Jackie Leven)
The King
The London Waterman
Lord Allenwater
Lord Bateman
The Moving-On Song (Seeger / MacColl)
My boy Jack (Kipling / Bellamy)
On Ilkley Moor Baht 'At
The outlandish knight
Over the hills and far away
Percy's song (Bob Dylan)
Plains of Waterloo
Poor old horse
Sam Hall
Serenity (Joss Whedon)
Shepherds arise
Sir Patrick Spens
Spencer the Rover
St Helena lullaby (Kipling / Bellamy)
There are bad times just around the corner (Noel Coward)
This is the ballad of Sir Patrick Spens (Phil Edwards)
True Thomas
Two sisters
The unborn Byron (Peter Blegvad)
The unfortunate lass
Us poor fellows (Peter Bellamy)
The wind and the rain
Young Waters