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Cyril Tawney: The Song Goes On

Cyril Tawney: The Song Goes On (Ada ADA108CD)

The Song Goes On
Cyril Tawney (1930-2005)

Ada Recordings ADA108CD (2 CD, UK, 2007)

This double CD was compiled for the “Celebrating Cyril” Day held at Cecil Sharp House, London, on April 14, 2007. It comsists of “tracks from the Cyril Tawney archive, re-mastered recording of traditional and self-penned gems, with the odd exception, plus an especially recorded version of Mick Ryan's The Song Goes On, written for Cyril and dedicated to him at the Sidmouth Festival Tribute Concert 2005.”

Produced by Mick Peat, Ada Recordings;
Research by Celia Richmond, Ada Recordings;
Cover illustration by Lesley Playfer;
Sleeve design by Bryan Ledgard;
Track notes by Nigel Schofield and Roy Harris

Musicians

Cyril Tawney, vocals, guitar;
Mick Ryan and friends, vocals [33]

Tracks

CD 1CD 2
  1. I Wonder As I Wander (Roud 15015) (1.31)
  2. The Roving Journeyman (Roud 360; G/D 7:1397) (1.38)
  3. Baby Lie Easy (Roud 357) (3.29)
  4. The Merry Golden Tree (Roud 122; Child 286; G/D 1:37) (3.51)
  5. Soldier, Soldier (Roud 489) (1.54)
  6. Chase the Buffalo (Roud 1026) (2.49)
  7. All Through the Grog (Roud 475; G/D 3:580) (2.32)
  8. William Coombe (Crantock Games) (Roud 3318) (2.57)
  9. Cruising Round Yarmouth (Roud 2432) (2.54)
  10. A Jug of This (Roud 1191) (2.17)
  11. Van Diemen's Land (Roud 519; Laws L18; G/D 2:252) (3.05)
  12. As Soon As This Pub Closes (2.14)
  13. Cheering the Queen (3.35)
  14. Bluey Brink (Roud 3317) (2.32)
  15. Stanley the Rat (1.13)
  16. Banks of the Roses (Roud 603; G/D 7:1444) (2.04)
  17. The Wild Rover (Roud 1173; G/D 7:1480) (2.28)
  1. The ‘Reuben James’ (Roud 17624) (2.07)
  2. Farewell to the Whisky (Roud 845; G/D 3:587; Henry H807) (2.54)
  3. Early One Evening (2.51)
  4. The Ball of Yarn (Roud 1404) (1.55)
  5. Five Foot Flirt (3.23)
  6. All Through the Beer (Roud 475; G/D 3:580) (4.06)
  7. Noble Fleet of Whalers (Roud 285) (3.20)
  8. The Lean and Unwashed Tiffy (2.43)
  9. Seeds of Love (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (3.01)
  10. Cruise of the ‘Calabar’ (Roud 1079; Henry H502) (2.46)
  11. The Ship ‘Nightingale’ (Roud 1093; Laws M37; G/D 1:18; Henry H75a) (2.32)
  12. Haul Boys Haul (Roud 1788) (1.33)
  13. The Man at the Nore (Roud 22257) (4.04)
  14. The Barley Mow (Roud 944) (3.59)
  15. Roll Down (3.47)
  16. The Song Goes On (4.06)
    sung by Mick Ryan and friends

All tracks trad. arr. Cyril Tawney except
Track 12 Alex Glasgow;
Tracks 13, 15, 22, 25 Cyril Tawney;
Track 18 Woody Guthrie;
Track 20 Miles Wootton;
Track 30 James London;
Track 32 Peter Bellamy;
Track 33 Mick Ryan

Track 1 is from Sing Christmas and the Turn of the Year (recorded 1957);
Tracks 2-3, 6, 17, 26 are from Baby Lie Easy, HMV 7EG 8738 (1962);
Track 32 is from The Transports (1977);
Tracks 13, 15, 25 are from Sally Free and Easy: Navy Songs written and performed by Cyril Tawney, NEP 002 (1990);
Tracks 9, 30 are from Sailor's Delight: Songs of Seafarers and the Fairer Sex, NEP 003 (1990);
Track 28 is from In Every Port: More Songs of Seafarers and the Fairer Sex, NEP 004 (1992);
Track 24 is from Seamen Bold: Songs of Vocages, Battles and Shipwrecks Vol. 1, NEP 005 (1992);
Tracks 4, 27 are from Little Boy Billee: Sea Songs for Children, NEP 006 (1992);
Tracks 7, 10, 12, 14, 19-20, 23, 31 are from Down the Hatch: Songs about Drink and Drinkers, NGL 101 and NGL 101CD (1994);
Track 22 is from Man of Honour: The Non-Maritime Songs, NGL 102 (1997);
All NEP and NGL issues are cassettes on the Neptune label, recorded at Lion Studios, Leeds, England, producer: Cyril Tawney, engineer: Guy Hatton, assistant engineer: Phil Evans.

Acknowledgements

Thank you very much to Rosemary Tawney for the gracious gift of this CD and for the recording details!