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The World of the Countryside

The World of the Countryside (Argo SPA 304)

The World of the Countryside
John Arlott and singers

Argo Records SPA 304 (LP, mono, UK, 1974)

John Arlott reads poetry by John Clare, Robert Bloomfield, Stephen Duck and George Crabbe.

The songs of the countryside are sung by The Yetties, Cyril Tawney, Bob Arnold, The Druids, Frankie Armstrong, The Critics and Barry Skinner.

Incidental music by The Yetties and Trevor Crozier's Broken Consort

Musicians

John Arlott, spoken word;
The Yetties [1, 4, 7, 9-10];
Cyril Tawney, vocals [2, 5, 17];
Bob Arnold, vocals [3, 13];
Frankie Armstrong, vocals [6, 12];
The Critics, vocals [8];
The Druids, vocals [11, 14, 16];
Barry Skinner, vocals [15]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. [Y] Out in the Green Fields (Roud 2670)
  2. [CT] The Ploughman (Roud 2538)
  3. [BA] All Jolly Fellows Who Follow the Plough (Roud 346; G/D 3:418)
  4. [Y] The Lark in the Morning (Roud 151)
  5. [CT] The Buxom Lass (Roud 833)
  6. [FA] Gossip Joan (Roud 1039)
  7. [Y] The Shepherds' Song (Roud 284)
  8. [C] Harvest Song: We Gets Up in the Morning (Roud 2471)
  1. [Y] Towersey Fair
  2. [Y] The Sound of the Drum (Roud 1076)
  3. [D] The Cuckoo's Nest (Roud 1506)
  4. [FA] Low Down in the Broom (Roud 1644)
  5. [BA] The Carter (Roud 2408)
  6. [D] The Three Merry Men of Kent
  7. [BS] John Barleycorn (Roud 164; G/D 3:559)
  8. [D] All's Dear But Poor Men's Labour
  9. [CT] Farewell She (Roud 803; Henry H504)

All tracks traditional except
Tracks 1, 4, 7 trad. arr. The Yetties;
Tracks 3 trad. arr. Bob Arnold;
Track 9 John Conolly, Bill Meek;
Tracks 10 trad. arr. Hamer;
Tracks 11, 14 trad. arr. The Druids;
Tracks 15 trad. arr. Barry Skinner;
Tracks 16 trad. arr. John Adams;
Tracks 17 trad. arr. Cyril Tawney