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Down in the Fields

Down in the Fields (Veteran VTC4CD)

Down in the Fields
An Anthology of Traditional Folk Music from Rural England
Various Artists

Veteran VTC4CD (CD, UK, 2001)

This is a compilation of songs originally released on cassette only in 1987-95.

Produced by John Howson and Paul Marsh;
Designed by John Howson

Notes and lyrics transcription on the Veteran website

Musicians

Jeff Wesley (Northamptonshire), Bob Lewis (Sussex), Scan Tester (Sussex), Archer Goode (Gloucestershire), George Spicer (Sussex), George Fradley (Derbyshire), Bob Blake (Sussex), Mabs Hall (Sussex), Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers (Oxfordshire), Will Noble (South Yorkshire), George Withers (Somerset), Charlie Clissold /Bob Cross (Gloucestershire), Billy Bennington (Norfolk), Gordon Hall (Sussex), Bob Cann & Mark Bazeley (Devon), Charlie Bridger (Kent), Hubert Freeman (Suffolk)

Tracks

  1. Jeff Wesley: All Jolly Fellows Who Follow the Plough (Roud 346; G/D 3:418) (2.32)
  2. Bob Lewis: A Sweet Country Life (Roud 2406) (4.50)
  3. Scan Tester: A Country Schottishe (2.06)
  4. Archer Goode: Jan’s Courtship (Roud 575; G/D 4:760; Henry H820) (2.59)
  5. George Spicer: Cock-a-Doodle Do (Roud 3464) (1.58)
  6. George Fradley: Last New Year's Eve (Roud 382) (1.52)
  7. Bob Blake: John Barleycorn (Roud 164; G/D 3:559) (3.08)
  8. Mabs Hall: The Farmer Out of Gloucestershire (Roud 2930; G/D 1:173) (2.37)
  9. Bampton Morris Dancers: Constant Billy (2.49)
  10. Will Noble: The Suckling Pig (Roud 574) (3.22)
  11. George Withers: The Old Man and his Wife (Roud 281; Laws Q1; Henry H702) (1.57)
  12. Charlie Clissold / Bob Cross: Three Old Crows / Two Old Crows (Roud 5; Child 26) (2.50)
  13. Jeff Wesley: The Bonny Labouring Boy (Roud 1162; Laws M14; Henry H576) (3.09)
  14. George Spicer: Thrashing Machine (Roud 1491) (1.52)
  15. Billy Bennington: Rose Cottage (2.30)
  16. Will Noble: The Squire of Tamworth (Roud 141; Laws N20; G/D 1:166; Henry H524) (4.18)
  17. Mabs Hall: Trip unto the Fair (Roud 3344) (1.59)
  18. George Fradley: The Two Sisters (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213) (2.57)
  19. Bob Lewis: The Sussex Pig (Roud 1615) (3.14)
  20. Gordon Hall: Green Broom (Roud 379; G/D 5:950; Henry H147) (10.31)
  21. Bob Cann & Mark Bazeley: Family Jig (1.55)
  22. Charlie Bridger: Three Maids A-Milking Did Go (Roud 290) (2.55)
  23. Bob Lewis: The Jolly Woodcutter (Roud 310) (3.15)
  24. Hubert Freeman: Down in the Fields Where the Buttercups All Grow (Roud 1736) (2.55)