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Shirley Collins: The Sweet Primeroses

Shirley Collins: The Sweet Primeroses (Topic 12T170)

The Sweet Primeroses
Shirley Collins

Topic Records 12T170 (LP, UK, 1967)
Topic Records TSCD476 (CD, UK, 1995)

Shirley Collins: The Sweet Primeroses (Topic TSCD476)
Shirley Collins: The Sweet Primeroses (Bo'Weavil WEAVIL09)

Bo'Weavil Records WEAVIL09 (LP, UK, 2006)

All tracks recorded by Bill Leader;
Tracks 1-8 and 13-20 produced by John Marshall and released in 1967 as the LP The Sweet Primeroses;
Tracks 9-12 first released in 1963 as the EP Heroes in Love.

Musicians

Shirley Collins, vocals, guitar [2, 11, 13], 5-string banjo [5-6, 9, 12, 19], mountain dulcimer [10];
Dolly Collins, flute-organ [1, 3, 8, 15, 17, 20];
The Young Tradition (Peter Bellamy, Royston Wood, Heather Wood), chorus [4, 16]

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

LP Side 1LP Side 2
  1. All Things Are Quite Silent (Roud 2532) (2.33)
  2. Cambridgeshire May Carol (Roud 305) (1.16)
  3. Spencer the Rover (Roud 1115) (3.59)
  4. The Rigs of the Time (Roud 876) (3.08)
  5. Polly Vaughan (Roud 166; Laws O36; Henry H114) (2.42)
  6. The Cruel Mother (Roud 9; Child 20; G/D 2:193) (5.48)
  7. The Bird in the Bush (Roud 290) (1.56)
  8. The Streets of Derry (Roud 896; Laws L11; Henry H705) (3.27)
  1. Brigg Fair (Roud 1083) (2.51)
  2. Higher Germanie (Roud 904; G/D 1:96) (2.40)
  3. George Collins (Roud 147; Child 85) (3.41)
  4. The Babes in the Wood (Roud 288; Laws Q34) (2.29)
  5. Down in Yon Forest (Roud 1523) (2.23)
  6. The Magpie's Nest (Roud 2127) (2.25)
  7. False True Love (Roud 419) (3.42)
  8. The Sweet Primeroses (Roud 586; G/D 8:1841) (3.30)
CD Bonus Tracks from
Heroes in Love
  1. The False Bride (Roud 154; G/D 6:1198) (4.14)
  2. Locks and Bolts (Roud 406; Laws M13; G/D 5:1012) (2.59)
  3. Rambleaway (Roud 171; G/D 7:1485) (3.28)
  4. A Blacksmith Courted Me (Roud 816) (2.41)

All tracks trad. arr. Shirley and Dolly Collins, pub. Topic Music

Note: Polly Vaughan isn't mentioned on either LP and CD's front cover track list, LP sleeve notes or record label. And A Blacksmith Courted Me is left out on the CD front cover's track list too.