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Cyril Tawney: Little Boy Billee

Cyril Tawney: Little Boy Billee (Neptune NEP 006)

Little Boy Billee
Sea Songs for Children
Cyril Tawney (1930-2005)

Neptune Tapes NEP 006 (cassette, UK, 1992)

Recorded at Lion Studios, Leeds, September-October 1992;
Engineer Guy Hatton;
Assistant engineer Phil Evans;
Produced by Cyril Tawney;
Picture by Lucy Ayrton, aged 6 1/2

Musicians

Cyril Tawney, vocals, nylon-strung acoustic guitar

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. In Frisco Bay (Noah's Ark Shanty) (Roud 318) (2.05)
  2. The Whaler (3.02)
  3. The Candlelight Fisherman (Roud 1852) (2.51)
  4. Little Boy Billee (Roud 905) (4.43)
  5. Hullabaloo Belay (Roud 5032) (1.06)
  6. A Nautical Yarn (Roud 9094) (1.50)
  7. The Merman (Roud 1898; Laws K24) (3.31)
  8. I've Been to France (Roud 2854) (3.06)
  1. Jack Was Every Inch a Sailor (Roud 4541) (2.21)
  2. Ben Backstay (Roud 21256) (3.41)
  3. The Merry Golden Tree (Roud 122; Child 286; G/D 1:37) (3.49)
  4. The Crocodile (Roud 886; G/D 8:1700; Henry H231a) (2.43)
  5. Stanley the Rat (1.10)
  6. Windy Old Weather (Roud 472) (2.24)
  7. The Cruise of the ‘Calabar’ (Roud 1079; Henry H502) (2.41)
  8. The Sailor's Alphabet (Roud 21100) (2.55)

All tracks trad. arr. Cyril Tawney except
Track 4 William Thackeray;
Track 13 Cyril Tawney