Hard Cheese of Old England
[Les Barker / trad.]
Hard Cheese of Old England is a poem from Les Barker's book Reign of Terrier. Martin Carthy sang it on The Mrs Ackroyd Band's album Oranges and Lemmings, and Les Barker wrote in the album's sleeve notes:
A Traditional English Food song pre-dating Lymeswold.
This recording was also included in 2001 on Martin Carthy's anthology The Carthy Chronicles, next to his own version of Hard Times of Old England, and on the anthology Guide Cats for the Blind: Songs & Poems of Les Barker.
Notts Alliance sang Hard Cheese of Old England at Horsley Folk Day:
Martin Carthy sings Hard Cheese of Old England
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