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Waterloo Fair (The Henryco) / Speed the Plough

[trad. arr. Eliza Carthy, Nancy Kerr]

Eliza Carthy and Nancy Kerr played the tunes Waterloo Fair (The Henryco) and Speed the Plough in 1993 on their eponymous album Eliza Carthy & Nancy Kerr. The record’s sleeve notes commented:

Waterloo Fair, or The Henryco, came from the Sussex Tune Book compiled by Vic Gammon and Annie Loughran, the music of which was drawn by Marvin McCartney. This version of Speed the Plough is from a book called the Old-Time Fiddler’s Repertory, Vol. II, compiled by R.P. Christeson. Vol. I is an album and a book set. The tunes are all American, mostly from Missouri.

A 1994 live concert recording of Speed the Plough was included in 2020 on Eliza Carthy’s CD Live to Air.