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The Life of a Man

The Life of a Man

Ken Stubbs
The Life of a Man
English Folk Songs from the Home Counties
London: E.F.D.S. Publications, 1970

Collected by Ken Stubbs;
Material transcribed from tapes by Roger Nicholls;
Illustrations selected by Tony Wales

The Songs

The songs are referenced by page numbers.

  1. The American Stranger (Roud 1081; G/D 7:1469)
    Tom Willett, Ashford, Middlesex, 1960
  2. Bold Reynolds (Roud 190)
    George Townshend, Lewes, Sussex, 1960
  3. The Banks of the Sweet Primeroses (Roud 586)
    George ‘Pop’ Maynard, Copthorne, Sussex, 1959
  4. The Birds in the Spring (Roud 356)
    George ‘Pop’ Maynard, Copthorne, Sussex, 1959
  5. The Bricklayer's Dream (Roud 971)
    Jim ‘Brick’ Harber, Three Bridges, Sussex, 1960
  6. The Blackberry Fold (Roud 559; Laws O10)
    George Spicer, Copthorne, Sussex, 1961
  7. The Bold Fisherman (Roud 291; Laws O24)
    George Maynard, Three Bridges, Sussex, ca. 1956
  8. The Bold Privateer (Roud 140; Laws P14)
    Jim ‘Brick’ Harber, Three Bridges, Sussex, 1959
  9. Brennan on the Moor (Roud 476; Laws L7; G/D 2:258)
    Mrs Fanny Pronger, East Grinstead, Sussex, 1960
  10. Canadee-I-O (Roud 309; Henry H162)
    Harry Upton, Balcombe, Sussex, 1963
  11. Caroline and Her Young Sailor Bold (Roud 553; Laws N17; G/D 1:176)
    Mrs Fanny Pronger, East Grinstead, Sussex, 1960
  12. Claudy Banks (Roud 266; Laws N40)
    George ‘Pop’ Maynard, Copthorne, Sussex, 1959
  13. Colin and Phoebe (Roud 512)
    George ‘Pop’ Maynard, Copthorne, Sussex, 1959
  14. The Cruel Father and Affectionate Lovers (Roud 539; Laws M15; G/D 5:1003)
    Mrs Ursula Ridley, West Hoathly, Sussex, 1962
  15. The Cruel Mother (The Maid of York) (Roud 9; Child 20)
    Mrs Ursula Ridley, West Hoathly, Sussex, 1962
  16. The Drunkard's Song (Roud 1165)
    Bill ‘Mousey’ Smith, Edenbridge, Kent, 1967
  17. Eggs in Her Basket (Roud 377)
    Frank and Bill ‘Mousey’ Smith, Edenbridge, Kent, 1967
  18. General Manroe (General Munroe) (Roud 1166)
    George Townshend, Lewes, Sussex, 1961
  19. The Female Drummer (Roud 226)
    mrs Elizabeth Smith, Copthorne, Sussex, 1966
  20. The Folkestone Murder (Roud 897)
    George Spicer, Copthorne, Sussex, 1959
  21. The Greasy Cook (Butter and Cheese and All) (Roud 510; G/D 4:914)
    Walter James Weller, Freshfield, Sussex, 1962
  22. The Haymakers (Roud 153; Henry H697)
    Jim ‘Brick’ Harber, Three Bridges, Sussex, 1960
  23. In Good King Arthur's Days (Three Sons of Rogues) (Roud 130; G/D 3:704)
    henry Steele, Balcombe, Sussex, 1962
  24. Never Go A-Rushing (Roud 330)
    Jim Wilson, Three Bridges, Sussex, 1960
  25. The King and the Forester (You Kings and You Keepers) (Roud 853)
    George ‘Pop’ Maynard, Copthorne, Sussex, 1960
  26. Landsdowne Fair (Widdicombe Fair) (Roud 137)
    George ‘Pop’ Maynard, Copthorne, Sussex, 1959
  27. The Little Cabin Boy (Roud 1168)
    Jim ‘Brick’ Harber, Three Bridges, Sussex, 1959
  28. Mowing Down My Meadow (Roud 143)
    George Townshend, Lewes, Sussex, 1960
  29. The Nobleman and the Thresherman (Roud 19; G/D 3:437; Henry H622)
    Harry Holman, Copthorne, Sussex, 1961
  30. The Oak and the Ash (Roud 269; Laws K43)
    Jack Arnoll, Three Bridges, Sussex, 1960
  31. On the Humber Banks (Roud 1493)
    Ernest ‘Rabbity’ Baxter, Chelwood Gate, Sussex, 1962
  32. The Outlandish Knight (Roud 21; Child 4)
    Mrs Ursula Ridley, West Hoathly, Sussex, 1962
  33. Oxford City (Young Maria, or Down the Green Groves) (Roud 218; Laws P30)
    Mrs Louey Saunders, Copthorne, Sussex, 1960
  34. Pretty Nancy from Yarmouth (Roud 407)
    George Townshend, Lewes, Sussex, 1960
  35. The Pride of Kildare (Roud 962; Laws P6)
    George ‘Pop’ Maynard, Copthorne, Sussex, 1960
  36. Searching for Lambs (Roud 1437; Laws O9)
    George Spicer, Selsfield, East Grinstead, Sussex, 1961
  37. The Rusty Highwayman (Roud 2638; Laws L2)
    George ‘Pop’ Maynard, Copthorne, Sussex, 1959
  38. Spencer the Rover (Roud 1115)
    Mrs Ursula Ridley, West Hoathly, Sussex, 1962
  39. The Trees They're All Bare (Roud 1170)
    George Townshend, Lewes, Sussex, 1960
  40. 'Twas Early One Morning (Roud 584)
    George Townshend, Lewes, Sussex, 1960
  41. 'Twas in the Year of Eighteen Hundred and Thirty-Five (Roud 1171)
    Jim ‘Brick’ Harber, Three Bridges, Sussex, 1959
  42. Up to the Rigs of London Town (Roud 868; G/D 2:299)
    Jim Wilson, Three Bridges, Sussex, 1960
  43. We'll All Go A-Hunting Today (Roud 1172)
    George Townshend, Lewes, Sussex, 1960
  44. When Jones's Ale Was New (Roud 139; G/D 3:561)
    Bill ‘Corn’ Botting, Balcombe, Sussex, 1962
  45. What's the Life of a Man? (Roud 848)
    Harry Holman, Copthorne, Sussex, 1961
  46. While the Gamekeepers Lie Sleeping (Hares in the Old Plantation) (Roud 363)
    Noah Willett, Chelwood Gate, Sussex, 1962
  47. Will the Weaver (Roud 432; Laws Q9)
    Ernest ‘Rabbity’ Baxter, Chelwood Gate, Sussex, 1962
  48. The Wild Rover (Roud 1173; G/D 7:1480)
    George Townshend, Lewes, Sussex, 1961
  49. The Wreck of the ‘Northfleet’ (Roud 1174)
    Harry Upton, Balcombe, Sussex, 1963
  50. The Young and Single Sailor (Roud 264; Laws N42)
    George ‘Pop’ Maynard, Copthorne, Sussex, 1960