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English Drinking Songs

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
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Available
Release Date:
18-06-2007
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Barcode:
714822049627
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
TSCD496
English Drinking Songs
English Drinking Songs

Description

First released in 1961, these songs, sung by Bert Lloyd, are drinking songs in the best sense of the phrase; songs from the great British pub tradition. At the "Eel's Foot" pub on the gusty East coast of England, on a Saturday night, the farm-workers bring their songs and match them against the songs of the sailors and cattle-dealers and travelling tinsmiths. These are drinking songs, but not in the strict sense, not songs merely in praise of liquor, but songs that tell a bit of a story: "Songs as sly as a tinker's wink, as rough as a ploughman's hand, songs as sung and social as the Eel's Foot itself, with the wind and the rain outside and the firelight and the music within." - from the sleeve notes by A.L.Lloyd.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. The Derby Ram
  3. The Foggy Dew
  4. Maggie May
  5. When Johnsons Ale Was New
  6. The Butcher & The Chambermaid
  7. A Jug Of Punch
  8. The Parson & The Maid
  9. Three Drunken Huntsman
  10. All For Me Grog
  11. The Drunken Maidens
  12. Rosin The Beau
  13. The Farmers Servant
  14. John Barleycorn
  15. A Jug Of This
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