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Posted By: matt milton
27-Jun-12 - 06:03 PM
Thread Name: New Penguin Book of English Folk Song
Subject: RE: New Penguin Book of English Folk Song
"There are probably no songs in there that you haven't heard before, but you won't have heard many of them in these versions."

Yes, granted, that's true in quite a few cases. The "Isle of France" song in there is my favourite in there so far: it's a beautiful tune that's very different to the versions I've heard sung by Nic Jones or Jackie Oates.

Likewise the tune for "Bonny Fine Horseman" seems to be a fair bit busier and more ornamented than ones I've heard sung.