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Skin and Bone

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick: Skin and Bone (Special Delivery SPDCD 1046)

Skin and Bone
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick

Special Delivery (Topic Records) SPDCD 1046 (CD, UK, 1992)
Green Linnet GLCD 3075 (CD, USA, 1992)
Topic Records TSCD492 (CD, UK, 1998)

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick: Skin and Bone (Topic TSCD492)

The phrase “skin and bone” is from King Henry on the Sweet Wivelsfield album.

Recorded at Ideal Sound Recorders, London, May 1992, engineered by Dave Kenny;
Mastered by Tim Young at The Hit Factory, London;
Photography by Gary Compton, cover design by Tony Engle

Musicians

Martin Carthy, vocals, guitar;
Dave Swarbrick, fiddle

Tracks

  1. The Sheepstealer (Roud 2410) (3.18)
  2. The Poacher (Roud 2646) (2.22)
  3. I Courted a Damsel (Roud 405) (3.57)
  4. Lucy Wan (Roud 234; Child 51) (4.16)
  5. The Trip We Took Over the Mountain (tune) (4.06)
  6. The Skewbald (Roud 456; Laws Q22) (2.50)
  7. The Ride in the Creel (Roud 120; Child 281; G/D 2:317; Henry H201) (4.49)
  8. The Brown Girl (Roud 180; Child 295) (3.43)
  9. Such a War Has Never Been (3.33)
  10. Perfumes of Arabia (3.06)
  11. Carthy's Reel / The Return to Camden Town (tunes) (2.28)
  12. The New-Mown Hay (Roud 2941) (3.48)
  13. Clyde's Water (Roud 91; Child 216; G/D 6:1231) (5.20)
  14. Mrs. Bermingham / No. 178 / Blind Mary (8.08)

All tracks trad. arr. Martin Carthy, Dave Swarbrick except
Track 5 Martin Carthy, Dave Swarbrick, Savourna Stevenson;
Track 9 lyrics Les Barker;
Track 10 Maggie Holland;
Track 14 Turlough O'Carolan arr. Martin Carthy