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Blackberry Fold

George Spicer: Blackberry Fold (Topic 12T235)

Blackberry Fold
Traditional Songs and Ballads Sung by
George Spicer of Selsfield, Sussex

Topic Records 12T235 (LP, UK, 1974)

Recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Selsfield, West Hoathly, Sussex, in 1972-74;
Notes and sleeve photography by Mike Yates;
Sleeve design by Tony Engle

Musicians

George Spicer, vocals

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Blackberry Fold (Roud 559; Laws O10)
  2. Cut Away Mike (Roud 1711)
  3. The Oyster Girl (Roud 875; Laws Q13; G/D 2:304; Henry H725)
  4. The Faithful Sailor Boy (Roud 376; Laws K13; G/D 1:66; Henry H543)
  5. Three Jolly Boys (Roud 1710)
  6. The Irish Hop-Pole Puller (Roud 1709)
  7. The Cunning Cobbler (Roud 174)
  1. The Folkestone Murder (Roud 897)
  2. The German Clockmender (Roud 241)
  3. Henry My Son (Roud 10; Child 12; G/D 2:209; Henry H814)
  4. Coming Home Late (Roud 114; Child 274; G/D 7:1460; Henry H21ab) (4.30)
  5. I Wish There Was No Prisons (Roud 1708) (1.09)
  6. Searching for Young Lambs (Roud 1437; Laws O9; G/D 5:966)
  7. The Old Militia Drum (Roud 163)

Tracks 14 and 15 were also included on the Voice of the People series.

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Various Artists, Songs of Animals and Other Marvels (The Folk Songs of Britain Vol. 10), LP, Caedmon TC1225, 1961; Topic 12T198, 1970

Various Artists, When Sheepshearing's Done: Countryside Songs from Southern England, LP, Topic 12T254, 1975

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

Various Artists, They Ordered Their Pints of Beer and Bottles of Sherry (The Voice of the People Vol. 13), CD, Topic TSCD663, 1998

Various Artists, Troubles They Are But Few (The Voice of the People Vol. 14), CD, Topic TSCD664, 1998

Various Artists, Just Another Saturday Night: Sussex 1960, 2 CD, Musical Traditions MTCD309/10, 2001

Various Artists, Up in the North and Down in the South: Songs and Music from the Mike Yates Collection1964-2000, 2 CD, Musical Traditions MTCD311/2, 2001

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

Various Artists, You Never Heard So Sweet (The Voice of the People Vol. 21), CD, Topic TSCD671, 2012

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