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Rhythms of Labour: Music at Work in Britain

Rhythms of Labour: Music at Work in Britain

Marek Korczynski, Michael Pickering, Emma Robertson,
Rhythms of Labour
Music at Work in Britain
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013
ISBN 978-1-107-00017-9

Rhythms of Labour
Harbourtown Records HARDCD055 (2 CD, UK, 2013)

Rhythms of Labour: Music at Work in Britain

CD Tracks

CD 1

General Agricultural Songs

  1. Harry Cox: Betsy the Servant Maid (Roud 156; Laws M20; G/D 6:1094) (4.38)
    from The Bonny Labouring Boy (Topic TSCD512D, 2000)
  2. Bob Hart: All Jolly Fellows That Follow the Plough (Roud 346; G/D 3:418) (2.53)
  3. Fred Jordan: The Seeds of Love (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (3.14)
    from When the Frost is on the Pumpkin (Topic 12TS233, 1974)
  4. Laura Hockenhull: So Early in the Morning (Roud 1274) (1.19)
  5. Brona McVittie: The Bonny Labouring Boy (Roud 1162; Laws M14; Henry H576) (5.11)
  6. Lizzie Higgins: Still Growing (College Boy) (Roud 31; Laws O35; G/D 6:1222) (4.07)

Quarry Songs

  1. Portland quarry workers (Tom Tewkesbury and gang): Round, Boys, Round (Roud 9654) and Ee Kalazee (The French Song) (1.15)
  2. Portland quarry workers (including Harry Hounsell, Jack Tewkesbury, George Stone and Joe White): Roll Out the Barrel (0.57)

Animal-Directed Songs

  1. Robert Thomas: The Ox-Driver’s Song (Can Y Cathreinwr) (0.59)
  2. Will, Ed & Ginger: Cornish Ox-Driver’s Song (Roud 686) (1.31)
  3. Lee Enstone: The Carter (Roud 2408) (3.16)
  4. Jimmy White: The Canny Shepherd Laddie (Roud 3088) (0.46)

Cloth Work

  1. Bletstoe postmistress: Nineteen Miles to Little Red Dot (2 versions) (Roud 1144) (0.28)
  2. Unknown: Three Pins (Roud 1144), and The Fox (0.40)
  3. Brona McVittie: Nineteen Long Lines: Lace Tell (Roud 1144) (3.38)
  4. Lee Enstone: We Be (Roud 3472) (2.09)

Songs of Sailors and Fishermen

  1. Paddy Walsh: When the Pea Soup’s Sour and the Wages Low (Roud 354; Henry H53b) (Roud 354) (2.49)
  2. Andrew Salters: A Long Time Ago (Roud 318) (2.08)
  3. Stan Hugill: Sing-outs (2.06)
  4. Sam Larner: Up Jumped the Herring (Roud 472) (2.55)
    from Singing the Fishing (Topic TSCD511, 1999)
  5. James King Dickson: Dreg Song (And Away She Goes) (Roud 8628) (1.43)
  6. William Dickson: I’ll Dreg a Clam (Roud 8628) (0.47)
  7.  — : Dreg Song (See the Ship) (3.55)

CD 2

Hops/Berry Picking Songs

  1. George Dunn: Don’t Go Down the Mine, Dad (Roud 3491; TYG 14) (3.28)
  2. Louie Fuller and chorus: Hopping Down in Kent (Roud 1715) (2.10)
  3. Maureen Smith: I’m Working in the Berry Fields (0.41)

Milking Songs

  1. Anna MacDougall (Anna Raghnaill Eachainn): Gaol a’ Gaol a’ Chruidh, Gràdh a’ Chruidh (0.51)
  2. Maggie Wilson: Coo Let Doon Dee Milk, Kirn, Kirn, Aul Wife (0.42)
  3. Stanley Marsden: Just Like the Ivy (2.22)

General Gaelic Work Songs

  1. Flora MacNeil: Faca sibh raghaill na ailein? (1.55)

Waulking Songs

  1. Flora Boyd and chorus: ‘S ann air feasgar na Fèill Mhìcheil (3.36)
  2. Anna MacDougall (Anna Raghnaill Eachainn) and chorus: Chaidh na Dòmhnallaich dhan Linne (5.21)
  3. Kate Nicolson, Penny MacLellan and chorus: Matchmaking song Coisich agus Faigh Dhomh Céile (Come along and Find Me a Partner) (5.09)

Parental Labour

  1. Laura Hockenhull: The Washing Song (2.31)

Mining Songs

  1. Laura Hockenhull: The Putter’s Lament (1.09)
  2. Lee Enstone: Little Chance (Roud 3485) (3.22)
  3. Will, Ed & Ginger: I'll Have a Collier for My Sweetheart (Roud 3505) (1.32)

Street Cries

  1. Mrs. Hall: Herring's Head (Roud 128; TYG 31) (2.03)
  2. John Birdikin: Baskets and Chairs (Roud 2443) (0.54)
  3.  — : Sweet Blooming Lavender (Roud 854) (1.44)

Factory Work

  1. Mary Brooksbank: Jute Mill Song (Oh Dear Me) (Roud 2585) (1.18)
  2.  — : The Spinner's Wedding (Roud 12503) (1.57)
  3. Cecilia Costello: When You Get Up in the Morning (Roud 1133) (0.22)

Betty Messenger Collection

  1. Maggie McGivern, Dolly Mitchell, Aggie Smallwood, and Mrs. Gregg: The Doffer Song (You Will Easy Know a Doffer) (Roud 20420) (0.26)
  2.  — : Doffing Mistress (On Monday Morning) (Roud 2133) (1.04)
  3.  — : Snuff Box Song (0.49)
  4. Sarah Walker: It’s a Rare Old Room (0.33)
  5. Maggie McGivern, Dolly Mitchell, Aggie Smallwood, and Mrs. Gregg: Up the Pass; Be in Time (0.31)
  6.  — : Number 4’s a Dirty Old Room (0.12)
  7. Tom Daniel: Poverty Knock (Roud 3491; TYG 14) (5.35)

All tracks trad. except
CD 1 track 8 Jaromir Vejvoda, Lee Brown;
CD 2 tracks 18-19 Mary Brooksbank;
CD 2 track 27 Tom Daniel