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The Maritime England Suite

Peter Bellamy: The Maritime England Suite (private issue)

The Maritime England Suite
Peter Bellamy

private issue (cass., UK, 1982)

Songs of the sea from the Saxons to the 19th century.

Recorded live at Wensum Lodge in Norwich;
Broadcast by the BBC as We Have Fed Our Sea on Folk on 2 in two parts on December 28, 1982 and February 15, 1983;
Dolly Collins wrote an additional flute part, a partial manuscript of which survives in the Fellside Archive.

Musicians

Peter Bellamy, vocals;
Dolly Collins, piano;
Ursula Pank, cello

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Introduction (instrumental) (1.28)
  2. Song of the Red War-Boat (3.33)
  3. Sir Patrick Spens (Roud 41; Child 58; G/D 1:17) (4.22)
  4. Sir Andrew Barton (Roud 104; Child 167) (3.38)
  5. The Spanish Armada (2.14)
  6. The Zealous Puritan (3.25)
  7. The Dutch in the Medway (3.39)
  1. We Have Fed Our Sea (5.05)
  2. Andrew Rose (Roud 623; G/D 1:6) / The Cruel Ship's Captain (Roud 835) (3.49)
  3. The Death of Nelson (Roud 18837) (3.28)
  4. The British Man of War (Roud 372) (3.05)
  5. You Gentlemen of England (Roud 1803; Laws K2) (4.04)
  6. The China Clipper (2.37)

All tracks trad. arr. Peter Bellamy except
Tracks 2, 7-8 words Rudyard Kipling, music Peter Bellamy;
Track 5 John O'Keefe (1747-1833);
Track 6 anon., 1639;
Track 12 John Philips, 17th century;
Track 13 words Kathleen Tardif, music Peter Bellamy

Tracks 4, 8, and 10 were included in 1999 on Wake the Vaulted Echoes

Links

See also the discussion of the Maritime England Suite at the Mudcat Café.