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The Birds Upon the Tree

The Birds Upon the Tree (Musical Traditions MTCD333)

The Birds Upon the Tree
and other traditional songs and tunes
Various Artists

Musical Traditions Records MTCD333 (CD, UK, 2004)

More songs and tunes from the Mike Yates Collection, collected in 1963-89.

Musical Traditions booklet notes by Rod Stradling

Tracks

  1. Charlie Bridger: The Birds Upon the Tree (Roud 1863) (2.21)
  2. Bob Blake: The Bonny Labouring Boy (Roud 1162; Laws M14; Henry H576) (2.47)
  3. Scan Tester & Rabbity Baxter: The Man in the Moon (2.35)
  4. George Spicer: Three Jolly Boys (Roud 1710) (1.42)
  5. Fred Jordan: Henry My Son (Roud 10; Child 12; G/D 2:209; Sharp 4) (2.42)
  6. Archer Goode: Mr Lobski (Roud 18304) (2.18)
  7. George Fradley: When I Was a Boy (Master George) (Roud 18305) (3.26)
  8. Unknown singer (neighbour of Harry Upton): The Seeds of Love (Roud 3; Sharp 153) (2.48)
  9. Packie Manus Byrne: Poor Dog Tray (Roud 2668) (3.54)
  10. Harry Cockerill: The Mulberry Bush (Roud 7882) (2.19)
  11. Freda Palmer: Jack and the Squire (Roud 511; Laws K40; Sharp 183) (0.48)
  12. Jacquey Gabriel: The Bonny Light Horseman (Roud 1185; G/D 8:1584; Henry H122a) (3.19)
  13. Ray Driscoll: The Doughty Packman (Roud 18306) (2.14)
  14. Ivor Hill & family: The Holly and the Ivy (Roud 514; Sharp 353) (2.23)
  15. Charlie Bridger: Little by Little and Bit by Bit (Roud 10674) (2.36)
  16. Freda Palmer: I'll Sing of Martha (Roud 2467 & 10560) (1.35)
  17. Harry Cockerill: Dales Waltz (1.46)
  18. Archer Goode: A British Soldier's Grave (Roud 1223; G/D 1:110) (4.31)
  19. Freda Palmer: Billy Brown (Roud 3354) (1.39)
  20. Alice Francombe: The Old Drunken Man (Roud 114; Child 274; G/D 7:1460; Sharp 39) (3.40)
  21. George Fradley acc. Tufty Swift (melodeon): Feyther Stole the Parson's Sheep (Roud 2498; G/D 2:309) (2.05)
  22. Harry Cockerill: The Oyster Girl (Roud 875; Laws Q13; G/D 2:304; Henry H725) (1.29)
  23. Packie Manus Byrne: Johnny o' Hazelgreen (Roud 250; Child 293; G/D 5:1029) (4.31)
  24. George Fradley acc. Tufty Swift (melodeon): Nowt to do wi' Me (Roud 5315) (4.26)
  25. Archer Goode: What is the Life of a Man (Roud 848) (3.17)
  26. Alice Francombe: Wassail Song (Roud 209; Sharp 373) (4.39)
  27. Debbie & Pennie Davis: Barbara Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193; Sharp 29) (2.13)