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Harry the Hawker Is Dead

Martyn Wyndham-Read: Harry the Hawker Is Dead (Argo ZFB 82)

Harry the Hawker Is Dead
Martyn Wyndham-Read

Argo ZFB 82 (LP, UK, 1973)

Recorded by Iain Churches;
Produced by Kevin Daly

See also folkcatalogue’s blog on Harry the Hawker Is Dead.


Martyn Wyndham-Read: vocals, guitar;
Nic Jones: fiddle [1, 7, 10];
Dave Bland: banjo [1, 7], concertina [2, 12];
Vin Garbutt: whistle [1, 7]


Side 1

  1. When Jones’s Ale Was New (Roud 139; G/D 3:561)
  2. Perry Merry Winkle Domine (Roud 330)
  3. The Sailor Home From the Sea
  4. Harry the Hawker Is Dead
  5. Bluey Brink (Roud 8838)
  6. The Female Rambling Sailor (Roud 17784)

Side 2

  1. Lachlan Tigers
  2. Ginny on the Moor (Roud 581; Laws N34; G/D 5:1050; Henry H107)
  3. Cane Cutter’s Lament
  4. The Bullockie’s Ball
  5. The Shearer’s Lament
  6. Christ Was Born in Bethlehem (Roud 1122)

All tracks trad. arr. Martyn Wyndham-Read except
Track 3 words Dorothy Hewett, music Martyn Wyndham-Read;
Track 4 Martin Graebe;
Track 11 words Matt O’Conner, music Martyn Wyndham-Read


Thank you very much to Alistair Banfield for the names of the musicians accompanying Martyn Wyndham-Read—they are not mentioned on the album sleeve…