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I Wish There Was No Prisons

I Wish There Was No Prisons (Musical Traditions MTCD372)

I Wish There Was No Prisons
Songs and two recitations from the Mike Yates collections, 1964-1978;
Various Artists

Musical Traditions Records MTCD372 (CD, UK, December 5, 2015)

Recorded by Mike Yates;
Edited and produced by Rod Stradling

Musical Traditions booklet notes by Mike Yates and Rod Stradling

Musicians

George Spicer, vocals [1, 14-16, 29-30];
Harry Upton, vocals [2-3];
Johnny Doughty, vocals [4, 22];
Louie Fuller (Saunders), vocals [5-9];
Cantwell Family, vocals [10-11];
Freda Palmer, vocals [12];
Son Townsend, vocals [13];
Bill Whiting, vocals [17];
Percy Bridges, vocals [18];
Alfred ‘Fred’ Welfare, vocals [19-20];
Cyril Nunn, vocals [21];
Fred Jordan, vocals [23];
Mrs Alice Green, vocals [24, 26];
Ruth & Clare Pinner, vocals [25];
William Harding, vocals [27-28];
George Antrill, vocals [31]

Tracks

  1. [GS] I Wish There Was No Prisons (Roud 1708) (1.15)
  2. [HU] Buttercup Joe (Roud 1635) (2.11)
  3. [HU] The Banks of the Sweet Dundee (Roud 148; Laws M25; G/D 2:224) (7.19)
  4. [JD] The Wreck of the ‘Northfleet’ (Roud 1174) (4.35)
  5. [LF] Young Maria (Roud 218; Laws P30; G/D 2:210) (2.16)
  6. [LF] Green Grow the Laurels (Roud 279; G/D 6:1138; Henry H165ab) (2.07)
  7. [LF] Hopping Down in Kent (Roud 1715) (2.08)
  8. [LF] The Molecatcher (Roud 1052) (1.40)
  9. [LF] If I Were a Blackbird (Roud 387; Henry H79) (1.49)
  10. [CF] I Know Where There's a Blackbird's Nest (Roud 23614) (1.22)
  11. [CF] Good English Ale (Roud 2414) (2.39)
  12. [FP] I Wish I Was Single Again (Roud 437) (2.42)
  13. [ST] Near Woodstock Town (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1169, 6:1170; Henry H683) (1.40)
  14. [GS] The Irish Hop-Pole Puller (Roud 1709) (3.16)
  15. [GS] The German Clock-Maker (Roud 241) (2.18)
  16. [GS] Some n'Egg and Some n'Ham and Some n'Onion (Roud 25787) (2.05)
  17. [BW] The Prickle Holly Bush (Roud 144; Child 95; G/D 2:248) (0.49)
  18. [PB] Old Johnny Bigger (Roud 19111) (2.39)
  19. [FW] Coming Home Late (Roud 114; Child 274; G/D 7:1460; Henry H21ab) (2.13)
  20. [FW] The Farmer's Wife (Roud 160; Child 278; G/D 2:320) (2.01)
  21. [CN] Wonderfully Curious (Roud 23528) (2.57)
  22. [JD] The Mermaid (Roud 124; Child 289; G/D 1:27) (3.03)
  23. [FJ] Go and Leave Me (Roud 459; G/D 6:1145) (2.34)
  24. [AG] The Ringers (Roud 25788) (0.30)
  25. [R&CP] I'm a Gypsy Rider (Roud 730) (0.54)
  26. [AG] When Shall We Get Married, John? (Roud 313) (2.17)
  27. [WH] While Shepherds Watched (Roud 16898) (4.24)
  28. [WH] Horse's Tails recitation (2.27)
  29. [GS] The Cunning Cobbler (Roud 174) (4.55)
  30. [GS] The Banks of the Nile (More Trouble in Our Native Land) (Roud 5386) (3.07)
  31. [GA] The Faithful Sailor Boy (Roud 376; Laws K13; G/D 1:66; Henry H543) (4.33)