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Shirley Collins: The Power of the True Love Knot

Shirley Collins: The Power of the True Love Knot (Hannibal HNBL 1327)

The Power of the True Love Knot
Shirley Collins

Polydor 583 025 (LP, UK, 1967)
Hannibal HNBL 1327 (LP, UK, 1983)
Fledg'ling Records FLED 3028 (CD, UK, October 30, 2000)

Shirley Collins: The Power of the True Love Knot (Fledg'ling FLED 3028)
Shirley Collins: The Power of the True Love Knot (Bo'Weavil WEAVIL06)

Bo'Weavil Records WEAVIL06 (LP, UK, 2006)

Produced by Joe Boyd.

Musicians

Shirley Collins, vocals, 5-string banjo;
Dolly Collins, flute-organ;
Bram Martin, 1740 Tosturi cello [1, 9];
Mike Heron, Indian finger-cymbals and African drum [2], hand clapping [7];
Robin Williamson, Japanese sticks and tin whistle [2], hand clapping [7], chanter (Indian shahanhai) [11]

Note: Dolly Collins' flute-organ was made by Noel Mander. It “was an exquisite reproduction of a 17th century portative pipe organ - perfect because of its breathy and airy fluting notes.” [Shirley Collins, America Over the Water, p. 183]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Bonnie Boy (Roud 293; G/D 6:1141; Henry H215) (3.45)
  2. Richie Story (Roud 97; Child 232; G/D 5:1051) (4.18)
  3. Lovely Joan (Roud 592) (2.30)
  4. Just As the Tide Was A-Flowing (Roud 1105) (1.40)
  5. The Unquiet Grave (Roud 51; Child 78) (3.26)
  6. Black-Eyed Susan (Roud 560; Laws O28) (3.37)
  7. Seven Yellow Gipsies (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124) (1.48)
  1. Over the Hills and Far Away (Roud 8460) (2.28)
  2. Greenwood Laddie (Roud 2123) (1.45)
  3. Lady Margaret and Sweet William (Roud 253; Child 74; G/D 2:337) (5.11)
  4. The Maydens Came (2.00)
  5. Polly Vaughan (Roud 166; Laws O36; Henry H114) (2.49)
  6. The Barley Straw (Roud 19112) (3.51)
  7. Barbara Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193; Henry H236) (3.27)

All track trad. arr. Shirley and Dolly Collins, pub. Cacophony Music except
Tracks 5, 7 trad. arr. Shirley Collins, pub. Cacophony Music;
Tracks 8, 10 trad. arr. Shirley and Dolly Collins, pub. Looking Glass Music;
Track 12 tune composed and trad. arr. Shirley Collins, pub. Cacophony Music