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Please Sing A Song For Us: The Transatlantic Anthology

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Please Sing A Song For Us: The Transatlantic Anthology
Please Sing A Song For Us: The Transatlantic Anthology


The Humblebums were a Scottish folk band, based in Glasgow. Its members included Billy Connolly, who later became a renowned stand-up comedic actor, guitarist Tam Harvey and the singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty.

Connolly co-founded the band with Harvey in 1965 and played in the pubs and clubs around the city, most notably the Old Scotia Bar. Connolly sang, played banjo and guitar, and entertained the audience with his humorous introductions to the songs. Harvey was an accomplished Bluegrass guitarist.

Rafferty joined later and for a short time they performed as a trio. However, the nature of the act had changed and Harvey departed shortly afterwards. The remaining duo broke up in the early 1970s after recording two albums of material: The New Humblebums and Open Up the Door, the former graced by a cover by John "Patrick" Byrne, marking the beginning of a long working relationship between Byrne and Rafferty. Connolly embarked on a solo career while Rafferty formed Stealers Wheel with Joe Egan before eventually emerging as a major recording act with "Baker Street".

This Tranatlantic Anthology features material from both albums plus a few different versions.


  1. Name
  2. Why Don't They Come Back To Dunoon
  3. My Dixie Darling
  4. Now I Feel So Old
  5. Give Me A Little Of Your Time
  6. Saltcoats At The Fair
  7. Victory Rag
  8. Will You Follow Me
  9. Little Blue Lady
  10. Travel Away
  11. Come Drink My Wine
  12. Cripple Creek
  13. Close Your Eyes
  14. Windy And Warm
  15. Look Over The Hill And Far Away
  16. Saturday Round About Sunday
  17. Patrick
  18. Everybody Knows That
  19. Rick Rack
  20. Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway
  21. Please Sing A Song For Us
  22. Joe Dempsey
  23. Blood And Glory
  24. Coconut Tree
  25. Silk Pyjamas
  26. Good-bye-ee!
  27. Saturday Round About Sunday (single Version)
  28. Bed Of Mossy Green
  29. My Apartment
  30. I Can't Stop Now
  31. Open Up The Door
  32. Mary Of The Mountains
  33. All The Best People Do It
  34. Steamboat Row
  35. Mother
  36. Shoeshine Boy
  37. Cruisin'
  38. Keep It To Yourself
  39. Oh No
  40. Song For Simon
  41. Harry
  42. My Singing Bird
  43. Half A Mile (church Version)
  44. Half A Mile (backing Track)
  45. Continental Song
  46. Continental Song (backing Track)
  47. Time
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