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The Female Frolic

The Critics Group: The Female Frolic (Argo DA 82)

The Female Frolic
The Critics Group

Argo Records DA 82, ZDA 82 (LP, UK, 1968)
Argo Records ZFB 64 (LP, UK, May 1972)

See also folkcatalogue's blog on The Female Frolic.

Musicians

Frankie Armstrong, vocals [1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10];
Sandra Kerr, vocals [1, 3, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15], tin whistle [9];
Peggy Seeger, vocals [1, 2, 6, 10, 11, 14, 16], autoharp [2, 8], concertina [9], guitar [12, 16];
with
Jack Warshaw, guitar [8, 9, 12];
John Faulkner, concertina [15]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Doffin' Mistress (Roud 2133) (Irish)
  2. Girl of Constant Sorrow (Roud 499) (American)
  3. The Blacksmith (Roud 816) (English)
  4. My Husband's Got No Courage in Him (Roud 870; G/D 7:1367) (English)
  5. The Generous Lover (Roud 1996) (Irish)
  6. The Whore's Lament (Roud 2; Laws Q26/B1; G/D 7:1404; Henry H680) (American)
  7. Geordie (Roud 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249) (English)
  8. Come Me Little Son (Contemporary English)
  1. The Female Frolic (English)
  2. Children's Sequences (English / Scottish / American)
  3. An Old Man Came Courting Me (Roud 210) (Canadian)
  4. Miner's Wife (Contemporary English)
  5. The Factory Girl (Roud 1659) (Irish)
  6. Lowell Factory Girl (American)
  7. The Broomfield Hill (Roud 34; Child 43; G/D 2:322; Henry H135) (English)
  8. The Housewife's Lament (Roud 5472) (American)

All tracks traditional except
Tracks 2, 9, 16 trad. arr. Peggy Seeger;
Track 7 trad. arr. Frankie Armstrong;
Tracks 8, 12 Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger;
Track 15 trad. arr. John Faulkner