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The Singing Island

The Singing Island

Peggy Seeger, Ewan MacColl (editors),
The Singing Island
A Collection of English and Scots Folksongs
London: Mills Music, 1960

The Songs

I. Children

  1. Haliky Daliky
  2. Wha's at the Windy Wa'? (Roud 2590)
  3. Johnny Todd (Roud 1102; G/D 8:1583)
  4. The Big Mansion Hoose (Roud 2588)
  5. Raid 'Em!
  6. Broken-Hearted I Wander (Roud 1185; G/D 8:1584; Henry H122a)
  7. Johnny Lad (Roud 2587; G/D 4:755)
  8. Molly Dancers
  9. His Old Grey Beard (Roud 362; G/D 4:815)
  10. The Puddy in the Well (Roud 16; G/D 8:1669)

II. When You Go A-Courting

  1. Kissin's No Sin (Roud 2579)
  2. Galla Water (Roud 2578)
  3. American Stranger (Roud 1081; G/D 7:1469)
  4. Long A-Growing (Roud 31; Laws O35; G/D 6:1222)
  5. The Foggy Dew (Roud 558; Laws O3; G/D 7:1496)
  6. Friendless Mary (Roud 2580)
  7. Maid of Australia (Roud 1872)
  8. Glasgow Peggy (Roud 95; Child 228; G/D 4:850)
  9. Here's a Health to All True Lovers (Roud 22568; G/D 4:783)
  10. Jenny Nettles (Roud 2581; G/D 8:1725)
  11. Lassie wi' the Yellow Coatie (Roud 2582; G/D 4:870)
  12. Scarborough Fair (Roud 12; Child 2; G/D 2:329)
  13. The Banks of Sweet Dundee (Roud 148; Laws M25; G/D 2:224)
  14. My Boy Willie (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245)
  15. Clear Away the Morning Dew (Roud 11; Child 112; G/D 2:301)
  16. The Brewer's Daughter (Roud 156; Laws M20; G/D 6:1094)
  17. The Banks of the Nile (Roud 950; Laws N9; G/D 1:99)
  18. I Loved a Lass (Roud 154; G/D 6:1198)
  19. Eppie Morrie (Roud 2583; Child 223)
  20. The Gardener (Roud 339; Child 219; G/D 4:840)
  21. Maids, When You're Young, Never Wed an Old Man (Roud 210)
  22. The Shepherd Lad (Roud 11; Child 112; G/D 2:301)

III. Men at Work

  1. The Four-Loom Weaver (Roud 937)
  2. Charlie, o Charlie (Roud 2584; G/D 3:401)
  3. The Colour-Bar Strike
  4. The Calton Weaver (Roud 883; G/D 3:603; Henry H745)
  5. Poor Paddy (Roud 208)
  6. The Swan-Necked Valve
  7. Cannily, Cannily
  8. Jute-Mill Song [Mary Brooksbank] (Roud 2585)
  9. The Wark o' the Weavers (Roud 374)
  10. Fourpence a Day (Roud 2586)
  11. Twenty-One Years

IV. On the Road

  1. To the Begging I Will Go (Roud 286; G/D 3:488)
  2. The Wild Rover (Roud 1173; G/D 7:1480)
  3. Come All Ye Tramps and Hawkers (Roud 1874; G/D 3:487)

V. Singing Sailors

  1. Henry Martin (Roud 104; Child 250)
  2. Cruising Round Yarmouth (Roud 2432)
  3. Banks of Newfoundland (Roud 1812; Laws K25)
  4. The Bold Princess Royal (Roud 528; Laws K29; G/D 1:47)
  5. The Dolphin (Roud 690; G/D 1:41)
  6. The Bonny Ship The Diamond (Roud 2172; G/D 1:11)
  7. The Flying Cloud (Roud 1802; Laws K28; G/D 1:44)
  8. The Dogger Bank (Roud 18836)
  9. The London Steamer (Roud 17760)
  10. Fareweel to Tarwathie (Roud 2562; G/D 1:15)
  11. Greenland Bound (Roud 970; G/D 1:10)
  12. The Sweet Kumadee (Roud 122; Child 286; G/D 1:37)
  13. The Ghost Ship (Roud 15; Laws P36A; G/D 2:201, 2:202)
  14. Jack Tar (Roud 919; Laws K39)
  15. La Pique (Roud 2563)
  16. Off to Sea Once More (Roud 644; Laws D7)

VI. Barrack-Room Ballads

  1. Any Complaints? (Roud 2564)
  2. The Trooper Cut Down in His Prime (Roud 2; Laws Q26/B1; G/D 7:1404)
  3. Hand Me Down My Petticoat (Roud 2565)
  4. McKaffery (Roud 1148)
  5. Join the British Army (Roud 5680)
  6. Ghost Army of Korea (Roud 2567)
  7. Seven Years in the Sand (Roud 2568)
  8. On the Move (Roud 2569)

VII. Rovin' Boys and Flash Girls

  1. The Bonnie Banks of Airdrie (Roud 27; Child 14; G/D 2:199)
  2. Ivor (Roud 2570)
  3. Jamie Raeburn's Farewell (Roud 600; G/D 8:1535)
  4. Geordie (Roud 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249)
  5. The Black Velvet Band (Roud 2146)
  6. Turpin Hero (Roud 621; Laws L10)
  7. Johnnie o' Bredislie (Roud 69; Child 114; G/D 2:250)
  8. Minorie (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213)
  9. Gilderoy (Roud 1486)
  10. The Sheffield Apprentice (Roud 399; Laws O39; G/D 5:998)
  11. Van Diemen's Land (Roud 519; Laws L18; G/D 2:252)
  12. MacPherson's Lament (Roud 2160; G/D 3:697)

VIII. Historical Songs

  1. The Bonnie Bunch of Roses (Roud 664; Laws J5; G/D 1:155)
  2. Aiken Drum (Roud 2571)
  3. General Wolfe (Roud 624; Laws A1)
  4. Killiecrankie (Roud 8187)
  5. The Wee, Wee German Lairdie (Roud 2573)

IX. Fill Up Your Glass!

  1. The Card Song (Roud 884; G/D 3:571)
  2. The Day We Went to Rothesay-O (Roud 2142; G/D 2:289)
  3. Butter and Cheese and All (Roud 510; G/D 4:914)
  4. The Wind Blew the Bonnie Lassie's Plaidie Awa' (Roud 2574; G/D 7:1413)
  5. Jock Hawk's Adventures in Glasgow (Roud 2331; G/D 2:295)
  6. The Maid Gaed tae the Mill (Roud 2575; G/D 7:1436)
  7. The Scolding Wife (Roud 2576; G/D 7:1284)
  8. Supper Is Not Ready (Roud 2577)

X. The End

  1. There Was a Lady All Skin and Bone (Roud 501)