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Thread #149146   Message #3555310
Posted By: Phil Edwards
02-Sep-13 - 07:37 AM
Thread Name: Twenty-Six Fortnights
Subject: RE: Twenty-Six Fortnights
Here are two more re-workings, of songs related to the previous one.

Derwentwater's Farewell is about - and supposedly composed by - the Jacobite earl commemorated in Lord Allenwater. When I first recorded it, it was the first song I recorded with accompaniment - a drone played on a battery-powered Bontempi reed organ with several dead keys. I've kept the beginning and end of the original recording, but the singing is new - as are the concertina, the recorder and the drum.

You can hear something similar (although not identical) to those concertina and drum tracks on Danny Deever, which I previously recorded unaccompanied. I've had another year to sing the song since then, and I think I'm on top of it now. "The young recruits are shaking and they'll need their beer today..." Nasty stuff. I like the ending of this version in particular.

All these are free to download, if you want to.