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Here's Luck to a Man … (Musical Traditions MTCD320)

Here's Luck to a Man …
Gypsy Songs and Music from South-East England
Various Artists

Musical Traditions Records MTCD320 (CD, UK, 2003)

Recorded by Mike Yates in Kent, Surrey and Sussex 1972-1975

Musical Traditions booklet notes by Rod Stradling

Musicians

Bill Ellson, mouth organ [13, 16, 25];
Joe Jones, vocals [4, 22, 34];
Lena Jones, vocals [27, 34a];
Mary Ann Haynes, vocals [1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 14, 17, 19, 21, 26, 28, 30, 32, 36, 38];
Alice Penfold, vocals [6, 35];
Derby Smith, vocals [39], guitar [37, 39];
Jasper Smith, vocals [2, 10, 12, 18, 29, 33, 37], story [23-24], mouth organ [37];
Levi Smith, vocals [8];
Minty Smith, vocals [15, 20];
Chris Willett, vocals [31]

Tracks

  1. [MAH] At the Atchin Tan (Roud 1732) (1.16)
  2. [JS] Georgie (Roud 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249) (1.34)
  3. [MAH] All Through Mi Rakli (Roud 852) (0.50)
  4. [JJ] The King and the Keeper (Roud 853) (2.37)
  5. [MAH] Hopping Down in Kent / My Lovely Hops (Roud 1715) (2.40)
  6. [AP] The Little Footman Boy (Roud 45) (2.16)
  7. [MAH] Riding Down to Portsmouth (Roud 1534) (1.56)
  8. [LS] The Broomdasher (Roud 1733) (1.14)
  9. [MAH] The Oyster Girl (Roud 875; Laws Q13; G/D 2:304; Henry H725) (1.38)
  10. [JS] Thorneymoor Park (Roud 222) (1.22)
  11. [MAH] Waxford Town (Roud 263, 409; Laws P35, P24; G/D 2:200) (2.06)
  12. [JS] Hartlake Bridge (Roud 1729) (1.41)
  13. [BE] Stepdance Tune (0.50)
  14. [MAH] The Old Miser (Roud 3913) (3.10)
  15. [MS] Are You Married, or Are You Free? (Roud 17037) / The Cuckoo Is a Merry Bird (Roud 413; G/D 6:1157; Henry H479) / Derby, Derby (Roud 17027) (1.22)
  16. [BE] Young Sailor Cut Down in His Prime (Roud 2; Laws Q26; G/D 7:1404; Henry H680) (1.12)
  17. [MAH] The Rakish Young Fellow (Roud 829) (1.28)
  18. [JS] If I Were a Grinder (Roud 17038) (1.25)
  19. [MAH] Poor Leonard (Roud 189; Laws Q33; G/D 2:228; Henry H176) (2.29)
  20. [MS] The Jew’s Garden (Roud 73; Child 155) (1.08)
  21. [MAH] The Farmer of Cheshire (Roud 2638; Laws L2) (2.03)
  22. [JJ] Ripest Apples (Roud 542; G/D 8:1588) (1.51)
  23. [JS] Pepper and Salt (story) (2.14)
  24. [JS] Waxy Candles (story) (3.36)
  25. [BE] There’ll Come a Time Someday (1.18)
  26. [MAH] Cruel Slavery Days (Roud 12897) (2.45)
  27. [LJ] The Bloke You Don’t Meet Every Day (Roud 975) (1.34)
  28. [MAH] The Sailor Boy (Roud 387; Henry H79) (2.48)
  29. [JS] Shooting Spark’s Cocks Up (Roud 902) (1.48)
  30. [MAH] Erin’s Lovely Home (Roud 1427; Laws M6; G/D 6:1098; Henry H46) (2.49)
  31. [CW] Swinging Down the Lane (Roud 2870) (1.53)
  32. [MAH] Long a-Growing (Roud 31; Laws O35; G/D 6:1222) (3.22)
  33. [JS] You Subjects of England (William Taylor) (Roud 851) (1.24)
  34. [JJ, LJ] Lending & Spending / The Little Bee / Here’s Luck to a Man / Upright & Down / The Bold Reynolds (Roud 358, 1868) (2.47)
  35. [AP] Lord Bateman (Roud 40; Child 53; G/D 5:1023; Henry H470) (3.08)
  36. [MAH] Lovely Johnny (Roud 5168) (1.06)
  37. [JS, DS] Whistling Rufus / Brighton Camp (2.14)
  38. [MAH] The Little Ball of Yarn (Roud 1404) (2.22)
  39. [DS] Will There Be Any Travellers in Heaven? (Roud 5214) (3.00)