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Songs of Mike Mike Waterson Waterson

(16 January 1941 - 22 June 2011)

as performed by himself, The Watersons and others


Lal & Mike Waterson: Bright Phoebus (Trailer LES 2076) Lal and Mike Waterson, Bright Phoebus, LP, Trailer LES 2076, 1972

Mike Waterson: Rubber Band (Transatlantic BIG 507) Lal and Mike Waterson, Rubber Band / Red Wine and Promises, single, Transatlantic BIG 507, 1972


Lal & Norma Waterson: A True Hearted Girl (Topic 12TS331) Lal and Norma Waterson, A True Hearted Girl, LP, Topic 12TS331, 1977


No Masters Voice (No Masters NMVCD4) No Masters Voice (No Masters NMVCD4) Various Artists, No Masters (Voice), CD, No Masters NMCD4
Mike sings McIlroy the Emerald Cowboy; Lal sings Midnight Feast


Mike Waterson: Mike Waterson (Topic TSCD516) Mike Waterson, Mike Waterson, CD, Topic TSCD516, 1999


Lal & Mike Waterson: Bright Phoebus (Trailer LESCD 2076) Lal and Mike Waterson, Bright Phoebus, CD, Trailer/Leader LESCD 2076, 2000


Shining Bright (Topic TSCD519) Various Artists, Shining Bright: The Songs of Lal & Mike Waterson, CD, Topic TSCD519, 2002

Blue Murder: No One Stands Alone (Topic TSCD537) Blue Murder, No One Stands Alone, CD, Topic TSCD537, 2002
Includes songs by Mike Waterson, Jim Boyes and Lester Simpson as well as versions of traditional American and British songs.


Bob Davenport: The Common Stone (Topic TSCD552) Bob Davenport, The Common Stone, CD, Topic TSCD552, 2004

MichaelAnnJillo: I’ll Give You One More As You Go (ReZound 005) MichaelAnnJillo, I’ll Give You One More As You Go, CD, ReZound 005, November 2023

Cover versions of Mike Waterson’s songs

Cold Coasts of Iceland

  1. Coope Boyes & Simpson, Twenty-Four Seven
    No Masters NMCD20 (CD, UK, 2002)

Mole in a Hole

  1. Richard & Linda Thompson, Hokey Pokey
    Island (LP, UK, 1974)
    Hannibal HNCD 4408 (CD, USA, 1991)

  2. Chris & Siobhan Nelson, Day Has Dawned
    CSN002 (CD, UK, 2006)

Rubber Band

  1. Fairport Convention: Rubber Band / Bonny Black Hare
    Simons PMW 1 (single, UK, 1980)

    This track was also included in the CDs
    Fairport Convention: Farewell, Farewell
    Road Goes On Forever RGF CD001 (CD, UK, 1991)
    Fairport Convention: Encore Encore
    Folkprint FP001CD (CD, UK, 1997)

A Stitch in Time

  1. Martin Carthy live at the Udazkenean Festival, Donostia, Spain, 1986, on The Watersons: Mighty River of Song
    Topic TSFCD4002 (4CD, UK, 2004)

  2. Martin Carthy live in New York City in 1987, on The Carthy Chronicles
    Free Reed FRQCD 60 (4CD, UK, 2001)

  3. Martin Carthy, Right of Passage
    Topic TSCD452 (CD, UK, 1988)

  4. Grace Notes: Down Falls the Day
    Grace Note Records GNCD1 (CD, UK, 1993)

  5. Kate Green: An Unkindness of Ravens
    own label (cassette, UK, 1994)

  6. Chumbawamba, Showbusiness! (live)
    One Little Indian TPLP56 (LP, UK, 1995)

  7. Fi Fraser and Jo Freya, The Fraser Sisters
    No Masters NMCD12 (CD, UK, 1998)

  8. Christy Moore, This Is the Day
    Columbia / Sony 503 255 2 (CD, UK, 2001)

  9. Maddy Prior & The Girls, Bib and Tuck
    Park Records PRKCD 61 (CD, UK, 2002)

  10. Christy Moore, Live in Dublin 2006
    Columbia 828768 27772 (2 CD, UK, 2006)

  11. Chumbawamba, Get on With It
    No Masters NMCD26 (CD, UK, 2007)

  12. Lucy Ward on BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2009 Finalists
    Proper PROPERFOLK08 (CD, UK, 2009)
    and on her CD Adelphi Has to Fly
    Navigator NAVIGATOR47 (CD, UK, 2011)

  13. Wheeler Street, Live at The Corn Exchange, Maidstone on 29 March 2010
    Stump Nugget SNR03 (CD, UK, 2011)

Three Day Millionaire

  1. John Conolly & Pete Sumner, Trawlertown
    Fellside FECD 135 (CD, UK, 1998)

Three Ships

  1. Coope Boyes & Simpson, Twenty-Four Seven
    No Masters NMCD20 (CD, UK, 2002)

Working Chap (What a Crime)

  1. Patterson Jordan Dipper, Flat Earth
    WildGoose Studios WGS309CD (CD, UK, 2002)


Many thanks to Green Gilman who did most of the research. Thanks also to Musikfolk and Steve Roberts.