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Shirley Collins: Adieu to Old England

Shirley Collins: Adieu to Old England (Topic 12TS238)

Adieu to Old England
Shirley Collins

Topic Records 12TS238 (LP, UK, 1974)
Fledg'ling Records FLED 3023 (CD, UK, May 24, 1999)

Shirley Collins: Adieu to Old England (Fledg'ling FLED 3023)

Musical arrangements by Dolly Collins
Recorded by Derek Tomkins at Beck Studios, Wellinborough and Nic Kinsey at Livingstone Studios, London.
Track 15 was played live by the Albion Country Band #2 at “The Howff“, London, on December 31, 1972.
Produced by Ashley Hutchings;
LP sleeve design by Ken Lees

Musicians

Shirley Collins, vocals with
Dolly Collins, flute-organ [2, 6, 13];
John Watcham, Anglo concertina [1, 5, 12, 15];
Bob Stewart, plucked psaltery [13]

From the Etchingham Steam Band:
Terry Potter, mouth organ [3, 9];
Ian Holder, accordion [9]

From Bird Lane:
Bill Molan, melodeon [7, 11], percussion [8], chorus [5, 8, 10, 14];
John Harrington, concertina [7, 11], percussion [8], chorus [5, 8, 10, 14];
Geoff Singleton, fiddle [7, 10-11], percussion [8], chorus [5, 8, 14]

From the Albion Country Band #2:
Albion Morris Men, dancing [15];
Simon Nicol, electric guitar [15];
Roger Swallow, drums [15];

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Mistress's Health / Lumps of Plum Pudding (Roud 21096) (2.13)
  2. Down By the Seaside (Roud 1712) (2.47)
  3. Chiner's Song (Roud 874) (2.24)
  4. Adieu to Old England (Roud 1703) (2.01)
  5. Ashen Faggot Wassail (Roud 209) (2.33)
  6. I Sing of a Maiden That Is Makeless (1.49)
  7. The Banks of the Mossom (Roud 1646) (3.17)
  8. The Ram of Derbish Town (Roud 126; G/D 3:645) (1.56)
  1. Portsmouth (instrumental) (1.03)
  2. Horkstow Grange (Roud 1760) (1.55)
  3. Come All You Little Streamers (Roud 18820) (2.05)
  4. Spaniards Cry / Sherborne Jig (1.42)
  5. One Night As I Lay on My Bed (Roud 672) (4.43)
  6. The Death of Nelson (Roud 1552) (3.54)
  7. Coronation Jig (instrumental) (4.02)

Recording sessions out-take

  1. The Blacksmith (Roud 816)
    later included on the EP Ptolemaic Terrascope Magazine Vol. 10 and on the For As Many As Will CD reissue.

All track trad. arr. Shirley and Dolly Collins