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Down Yonder Green Lane

The Millen Family: Down Yonder Green Lane (Open Productions OPEN 003)

Down Yonder Green Lane
The Millen Family

Open Productions OPEN 003 (CD, UK, 2001)

Produced by Simon EvansM
Recorded by Graham Thrussell at Courtfield Recorders, Kennington, in June and December 2000;
Sleeve notes researched and compiled by George Frampton

Musical Traditions review by Rod Stradling

Singers

Howard Millen (tenor), Old Chequer Tree Farm, Bethersden;
Gerald Millen (bass), Odiam Farm, Bethersden;
Hilary Millen (baritone), Old Chequer Tree Farm, Bethersden;
Neil Ridley (baritone), Hamden Farm, Smarden;
Don Levett (baritone), Swifts Green Farm, Headcorn

Tracks

  1. In Yonder Old Oak (Roud 371)
  2. Hail Smiling Morn (Roud 1346)
  3. The Old Owl (Roud 496)
  4. Poor Old Joe
  5. Dame Durden (Roud 1209)
  6. Sweet By and By (Roud 7651)
  7. Farmer's Boy (Roud 408; Laws Q30; G/D 5:960)
  8. Good Old Geoff (Roud 1740)
  9. Sportsmen Arouse! (Roud 1216)
  10. Mistletoe Bough (Roud 2336)
  11. Buttercup Joe (Roud 1635)
  12. Old Uncle Ned
  13. The Old Oaken Bucket (Roud V11625)
  14. Babies on the Shore
  15. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (Roud 936)

All tracks trad. except
Track 3 first verse Thomas Ravenscroft, Deuteromelia (1609);
Track 4 Stephen Collins Foster, 1860;
Track 6 words S.F. Bennnett, music J.P. Webster;
Track 8 G.W.H. Griffin,1853;
Track 10 words Thomas Haynes Bayly, music Henry R. Bishop, c. 1840;
Track 12 Stephen Collins Foster, 1848;
Track 13 words Samuel Woodworth (1784-1842), music George Kiallmark;
Track 14 George Grossmith, 1894;
Track 15 words Nahum Tate, music Thomas Jarman