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Come Write Me Down

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Come Write Me Down
Come Write Me Down


Come Write Me down by The Copper Family of Rottingdean finally brings the legendary 1950s and early '60s Copper Family recordings to CD for the first time. These rare performances present the glorious 'Southern harmony', southern English that is, that The Coppers brought to prominence during the early part of the folk revival. The classic duet harmonies of cousins Bob and Ron Copper are featured along with previously unreleased recordings of the quartet including both their fathers, the brothers John and Jim Copper. The influence The Coppers and these recordings have had is inestimable. All this goes to make this release, arguably, the most important traditional music release this century. Come Write Me Down has been carefully remastered with astonishing results, sounding better than anyone had originally hoped for. Included are two booklets: a 60 page booklet with extensive biographies, historical notes and a 36 page book with full lyrics. With the recent sad demise of Bob, shortly after receiving national recognition by way of his MBE, this is possibly the finest archival tribute to his legacy.


  1. Name
  2. Spencer the Rover
  3. Good Ale
  4. Thousands or More
  5. Babes in the Wood
  6. The Banks of the Sweet Primroses
  7. Sweep! Chimney-sweep!
  8. Two Young Brethren
  9. The Brisk and the Bonney Lad
  10. The Month of May
  11. The Honest Labourer
  12. The Birds in the spring
  13. My Father Had an Acre of Land
  14. Shepherd of the Downs
  15. The Threshing Song
  16. The Seasons Round
  17. Sportsmen, Arouse!
  18. Hard Times Of Old England
  19. The Lark In The Morning
  20. Warlike Seamen
  21. When Spring Comes In
  22. The Brisk Young Ploughboy
  23. Cupids Garden
  24. Dame Durden
  25. The Claudy Banks
  26. General Wolf
  27. Adieu, Sweet Lovely Nancy
  28. Talking
  29. Come Write Me Down, Ye Powers Above
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