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God Speed the Plough

John Kirkpatrick: God Speed the Plough (Fledg'ling FLED 3084)

God Speed the Plough
The Victorian Farmer's Year in Song
John Kirkpatrick

Fledg'ling Records FLED 3084 (CD, UK, March 28, 2011)

Recorded October 2010 at Panda Sound, Robin Hood's Bay, by Oliver Knight;
Mixed by Oliver Knight and John Kirkpatrick;
Produced and arranged by John Kirkpatrick

Musicians

John Kirkpatrick, lead, chorus and harmony vocals, treble and bass Anglo concertinas, one-row four stop melodeons, button accordion;
Sally Kirkpatrick, chorus and harmony vocals

Tracks

  1. The First of May (Roud 305) (3.14)
  2. The Thrashing Machiners (Roud 874) (4.16)
  3. The Wassailing Bowl (Roud 209) (5.13)
  4. Peas Beans, and Oats (Roud 1380) (3.23)
  5. Bean Setters / Bean Planting tunes (3.02)
  6. The Carter's Song (Roud 2408) (4.18)
  7. Sheeover Birds (2.34)
  8. Polly's Father (Roud 1767) (2.38)
  9. Drink, Boys, Drink (Roud 1379) (3.12)
  10. The Oxen Ploughing (Roud 686) (5.54)
  11. The Sweet Month of May (Cheshire May-Day Carol) (Roud 305) (4.29)
  12. Speed the Plough tune (2.19)
  13. God Speed the Plough (The Farmer's Toast) (Roud 1603) (4.06)
  14. The Grumbling Farmers (Roud 1390) (2.46)
  15. What's the Life of a Man? (Roud 848) (4.16)
  16. The Farmer's Boy (Roud 408; Laws Q30; G/D 5:960) (5.22)

All tracks trad. arr. and adapted John Kirkpatrick except
Track 13 words trad. arr. and adapted Eric Winter, music Eric Winter