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The Ploughboy's Glory

The Ploughboy's Glory

Michael Dawney (editor),
The Ploughboy's Glory.
London: EFDSS, 1977,
ISBN 0 85418 117 2.

A selection of hitherto unpublished folk songs collected by George Butterworth.
Edited from the Butterworth manuscripts by Michael Dawney

The Songs

The songs are referenced by page numbers.

  1. All Around My Hat (Roud 22518)
    Mr Edmund Knight (c. 70), Washington, Sussex, December 1907
  2. The American King (Roud 587)
    Mrs Cranstone (c. 50), Wood Dale, Billingshurst, July 1907
  3. As I Roamed Out (Roud 2512; Laws P19; Henry H794)
    Mrs Whiting, Broseley, Shropshire, April 1908
  4. As Robin Was Driving (Roud 1396)
    Mr ‘Blue’ Fisher, Tibenham, Norfolk, December 1911
  5. The Bold Fisherman (Roud 291; Laws O24)
    Mr Edmund Spooner, inmate of Midhurst Workhouse, December 1908
  6. The Banks of Green Willow (Roud 172; Child 24)
    Mr and Mrs Crandstone, Billingshurst, Sussex, June 1907
  7. Crystal Spring (Roud 1391)
    Mr ‘Skinny’ Crow, Filby, Norfolk, March 1913
  8. Gypsy Laddy O (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124)
    Mr ‘Skinny’ Crow, Filby, Norfolk, March 1913
  9. Green Bushes (Roud 1040; Laws P2; Henry H143)
    Mrs Cranstone (c. 50), Wood Dale, Billingshurst, July 1907
  10. Green Mossy Banks of the Lea (Roud 987; Laws O15)
    Mr Lockly (c. 80), sexton at High Ercall, Shropshire, March 1908
  11. Horse Racing Song (Roud 1392)
    Mr ‘Blue’ Fisher, Tibenham, Norfolk, December 1911
  12. It's of a Farmer All in This Town (The Suffolk Miracle) (Roud 246; Child 272; Henry H217)
    Mr Smith, Stoke Lacy, Hereford, September 1907
  13. Jack Went Up to London City (Roud 511; Laws K40)
    Mr Heygate, Rusper, November 1910
  14. The Keys of Heaven (Roud 573)
    Mr Woods, Tibenham, Norfolk, December 1911
  15. Little Brown Jug (Roud 725)
    Mr Smith, Stoke Lacy, Hereford, September 1907
  16. Merry Bloomfield (Roud 34; Child 43; G/D 2:322; Henry H135)
    sung at Ipswich, June 1912
  17. On the First of November (Roud 1915; Laws N1)
    Mr ‘Skinny’ Crow, Filby, Norfolk, March 1913
  18. An Old Man He Courted Me (Roud 210)
    Mrs Powell, Minster, Sheppey, August 1910
  19. Ploughboy's Glory (Roud 202)
    Mr Knight (c. 60), Horsham, April 1907
  20. Our Captain Calls (Roud 602)
    Mrs Cranstone (c. 50), Wood Dale, Billingshurst, July 1907
  21. The Rambling Sailor (Roud 518)
    Mr Verrall, Horsham, July 1909
  22. Saucy Ward (Roud 224; Child 287)
    Mr ‘Skinny’ Crow, Filby, Norfolk, March 1913
  23. A Story, a Story (Roud 276; Laws K36; G/D 1:48; Henry H779)
    Mr John Woodhouse (81), California, Ormesby, Norfolk, March 1913
  24. The Servant Man (Roud 1398)
    Mr Searle, Wepham, December 1911
  25. Thomas Hegan and Sally Blair (Roud 1393)
    Mr Verrall, Horsham, July 1909
  26. The Trees They Do Grow High (Roud 31; Laws O35)
    tune sung by Mrs Whiting, Newport, Monmouthshire, April 1908, words from Mr W. Smith
  27. William Taylor (Roud 158; Laws N11)
    sung at Ipswich, June 1912
  28. We Poor Labouring Men (Roud 1394)
    sung at East Meon
  29. Willie the Waterboy (Roud 22567)
    Mrs Whiting, Newport, Monmouthshire, April 1908
  30. Young Collins (Roud 1720)
    Mr Greenfield, Largashall, Sussex, October 1910