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Bob Lewis: The Painful Plough

Bob Lewis: The Painful Plough (Foxide RUST105)

The Painful Plough
Bob Lewis

Foxide Music RUST105 (CD, UK, 2003)

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Recorded by Peter Collins in Bob Lewis' home in Saltdean in 2002;
Designed and produced by Peter Collins for Foxide Music, Wadhurst;
Sleeve notes by Vic Smith;
Photographs by Vic Smith and Peter Collins

Musical Traditions Review by Rod Stradling

Musicians

Bob Lewis, vocals

Tracks

  1. The Painful Plough (Roud 355) (3.34)
  2. The Cobbler (Roud 22797) (2.43)
  3. A Trip to Southend (2.00)
  4. The Golden Glove (Roud 141; Laws N20; G/D 1:166; Henry H524) (3.29)
  5. Live All Alone (Roud 1059) (1.51)
  6. Farmer Giles (Roud 1744) (4.14)
  7. Hey John Barleycorn (Roud 2141) (3.26)
  8. The Crocodile (Roud 886; G/D 8:1700; Henry H231a) (3.40)
  9. Ox Ploughing (Roud 686) (4.32)
  10. Bold Fisherman (Roud 291; Laws O24; G/D 4:834) (3.26)
  11. Spread the Green Branches (Roud 948; Henry H30a) (3.36)
  12. The Young and Single Sailor (Roud 264; Laws N42; G/D 5:1038, 6:1201; Henry H471) (5.08)
  13. A Capital Ship (Roud 1778; G/D 6:1102) (4.19)
  14. The Trees Are All Bare (Roud 1170) (2.49)
  15. A Sussex Wassail (Roud 209) (4.37)
  16. Bob's Mother's Wassail Recipe (1.30)
  17. The Farmer's Toast (Roud 1603) (3.52)

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Bob Lewis: Drive Sorrows Away

Drive Sorrows Away (Autumn Harvest AH 009)

Drive Sorrows Away
Bob Lewis

Autumn Harvest AH 009 (CD, UK, 2010)

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Recorded by Tom Spiers at the Fife Traditional Singing Festival, Collessie, Fife in May 2009;
Production, design and song transcriptions by Peter Shepheard.

Song texts and notes

Musicians

Bob Lewis, vocals

Tracks

  1. Drive Sorrows Away (Roud 1220) (2.59)
  2. A Sweet Country Life (Roud 2406) (4.35)
  3. The Lads that Follow the Plough (Roud 686) (3.59)
  4. The Bailiff’s Daughter of Islington (Roud 483; Child 105; G/D 1:168) (4.29)
  5. The Young and Single Sailor (Roud 264; Laws N42; G/D 5:1038, 6:1201) (5.43)
  6. The Noble Lord (Roud 6473) (4.32)
  7. Jim the Carter Lad (Roud 1080; G/D 3:457; Henry H171) (3.15)
  8. The Horn Fair Song (Roud 2482) (2.08)
  9. Farmer Giles (Roud 1744) (4.15)
  10. Robin Hood and the Tanner (Roud 332; Child 126) (3.56)
  11. The Golden Glove (Roud 141; Laws N20; G/D 1:166; Henry H524) (4.02)
  12. The Echoing Horn (Roud 24897) (5.10)
  13. The Fisherman (Roud 291; Laws O24; G/D 4:834) (3.47)
  14. Carol for the Twelfth Day (Roud 3312) (4.09)
  15. Spanish Ladies (Roud 687) (3.51)
  16. Spread the Green Branches (Roud 948; Henry H30a) (3.39)
  17. Lost Lady Found (Roud 901; Laws Q31) (4.08)
  18. The Rusty Highwayman (Roud 2638; Laws L2) (3.21)
  19. The Drowned Lovers (Roud 466; Laws K17; G/D 6:1244) (3.51)
  20. You've Got to Hit the Bullseye (Roud 1568) (3.00)

> Folk Music > Records > The Two Bobs' Worth

The Two Bobs' Worth

The Two Bobs' Worth (Musical Traditions MTCD374)

The Two Bobs' Worth
Bob Lewis and Bob Copper at a Kent Folk Club, 1999

Musical Traditions Records MTCD374 (CD, UK, November 1, 2017)

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Recorded by Andrew King at Nellie’s Folk Club, The Rose and Crown Hotel, Tonbridge, Kent, on October 17, 1999;
Booklet editing, printing and song notes by Rod Stradling;
Essay on Bob Copper by Jon Dudley;
Essay on Bob Lewis by Vic Smith;
CD production and editing by Rod Stradling

Musicians

Bob Lewis, vocals;
Bob Copper, vocals, concertina

Tracks

  1. [BL] The Young and Single Sailor (Roud 264; Laws N42; G/D 5:1038, 6:1201; Henry H471, H818) (6.10)
  2. [BC] The Honest Labourer (Roud 19; G/D 3:437; Henry H622, 117) (3.50)
  3. [BL] Good Morrow Mistress Bright (Roud 8119) (2.51)
  4. [BC] You Seamen Bold (Roud 807) (5.10)
  5. [BL] We Shepherds Are the Bravest Boys (Roud 284) (2.38)
  6. [BC] The Streams of Lovely Nancy (Roud 688; Henry H520) (4.13)
  7. [BL] The Pretty Ploughboy (Roud 186; Laws M24; G/D 1:170; Henry H105) (4.07)
  8. [BC] George Collins (Roud 147; Child 42, 85) (7.01)
  9. [BL] A Sweet Country Life (Roud 2406) (4.58)
  10. [BC] The Banks of Sweet Primaroses (Roud 586; G/D 8:1841) (3.43)
  11. [BL] The Cobbler (Roud 22797) (3.25)
  12. [BC] The Bold Princess Royal (Roud 528; Laws K29; G/D 1:47) (4.58)
  13. [BL] My Boy Jimmy (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245) (3.23)
  14. [BC] Dogs and Ferrets (Roud 363) (2.24)
  15. [BL] Three Old Crows (Roud 5; Child 26) / [BC] I Know Where Those Blackbirds Be (Roud 23614) (3.39)
  16. [BC] The Threshing Song (Roud 874) (2.05)
  17. [BC, BL] Spencer the Rover (Roud 1115) (4.04)
  18. [BC, BL] Thousands or More (Roud 1220) (3.27)
  19. [BC, BL] Oh Good Ale (Roud 203) (3.38)
  20. [BL] Hey John Barleycorn [Joseph Bryan Geoghegan] (Roud 2141) (3.55)

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Other records with Bob Lewis

Various Artists, The Brave Ploughboy, LP, Transatlantic XTRS 1150, 1975

Bob and John Copper, Louie Fuller, Gordon Hall, Bob Lewis, Ron Spicer, When the May Is All in Bloom: Traditional Singing from the South East of England, CD, Veteran VT131CD, 1995

Various Artists, Stepping It Out! Traditional Folk Music, Songs and Dances from England, CD, Veteran VTC1CD, 1993

Various Artists, Down in the Fields: An Anthology of Traditional Folk Music from Rural England, CD, Veteran VTC4CD, 2001

Various Artists, When the Wind Blows: An Anthology of Traditional Folk Music from Coastal England, CD, Veteran VTC5CD, 2001

Various Artists, It Was on a Market Day—One: English Traditional Folk Singers, CD, Veteran VTC6CD, 2005

Various Artists, It Was on a Market Day—Two: English Traditional Folk Singers, CD, Veteran VTC7CD, 2006

Various Artists, There's Bound to Be a Row (Old Songs & Bothy Ballads Volume 6), CD, Autumn Harvest AH 008, 2010