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The Fox & the Hare

The Fox & the Hare (Veteran VT135CD)

The Fox & the Hare
Harry Green and other traditional singers from Essex

Veteran VT135CD (CD, UK, 2010)

Songs, tunes and stepdances from the Sam Steele collection

Harry Green was recorded by Fred Hamer in 1967;
Produced and designed by John Howson

Notes and lyrics transcription on the Veteran website

Musicians

Harry Green (Tilty), vocals [1-6, 11-15, 20-25];
Ernest Austin (Great Bentley), vocals [7-8];
‘Sugar’ Bailey (Shallow Bowells), vocals [9-10];
Stan Walters (Stansted Mountfitchet), vocals [16-17];
Lorna Tarran (West Mersea), vocals [18-19]

Tracks

Harry Green

  1. The Merchant's Daughter and the Highwayman (Roud 2638; Laws L2) (3.25)
  2. The Pear Tree (Roud 12861) (2.00)
  3. Two Sweethearts (Roud 4231) (2.03)
  4. When Jones's Ale Was New (Roud 139; G/D 3:561) (2.29)
  5. The Blackguard Gypsies (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124) (0.55)
  6. Oh Joe the Boat Is Going Over (Roud 1777) (2.45)

Ernest Austin

  1. John Barleycorn (Roud 164; G/D 3:559) (4.25)
  2. Hares on the Mountain / Knife in the Window (Roud 329) (3.16)

‘Sugar’ Bailey

  1. The Photo of the Girl I Left Behind (Roud 22020) (2.12)
  2. Bunch of Thyme (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (2.08)

Harry Green

  1. The Fox and the Hare (Roud 1140) (2.42)
  2. Green Mossy Banks of the Lea (Roud 987; Laws O15) (0.55)
  3. Treat My Daughter Kindly (Roud 2552) (2.28)
  4. Banks of the Sweet Primroses (Roud 586; G/D 8:1841) (0.50)
  5. Down in the Fields Where the Buttercups All Grow (Roud 1736) (3.11)

Stan Walters

  1. A Girl Who Led a Life So Straight (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1170; Henry H683) (2.31)
  2. When Irish Eggs Are Frying (Roud 23071) (0.37)

Lorna Tarran

  1. The Herring Song (Roud 128) (2.03)
  2. The Flash Girl (Roud 2149) (4.07)

Harry Green

  1. As I Walked Out One May Morning (Roud 1139) (2.03)
  2. Once I Courted a Fine Young Lass (Roud 1212) (1.58)
  3. Thaxted Bells (Roud 12859) (0.13)
  4. She Was a Stranger in London (Roud 12860) (3.42)
  5. Ladies Won't You Marry (Roud 3456) (2.33)
  6. The Nutting Girl (Roud 509; G/D 7:1475) (3.26)