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The Moon Shone Bright

The Broadside from Grimsby: The Moon Shone Bright (Topic 12TS228)

The Moon Shone Bright
Songs and Ballads collected in Lincolnshire
The Broadside from Grimsby

Topic Records 12TS228 (LP, UK, 1973)

Nine of the songs on this album were collected by Percy Grainger in Lincolnshire in 1905 and 1906. Other collectors have been active in Lincolnshire in more recent times, albeit on a smaller scale. In 1957, Ethel Rudkin assembled several singers at her home at Willoughton where they were tape-recorded by Stanley Ellis of the School of English, Leeds University. The Broadside sing five of the songs obtained on that occasion.

Recorded by Tony Engle in Grimsby;
Notes by Patrick O'Shaugnessy;
Sleeve design by Ken Lees;
Photography by Aaro Films and Sid Burton


John Conolly, Tom Smith, Bill Meek, Brian Dawson, Mike Lee (vocals, guitars, accordion, melodeon, banjo, fiddle, dulcimer, mandolin, whistle)


Side 1Side 2
  1. Seventeen Come Sunday (Roud 277; Laws O17; G/D 4:791; Henry H152) (2.28)
  2. Lincolnshire Wedding Song (Don't Forget the Cradle) (Roud 1155) (3.55)
  3. The Bold Grenadier (Roud 140; Laws P14; TYG 34) (2.12)
  4. The Gardener and the Ploughman (Roud 355) (3.25)
  5. Free and Easy (Roud 1084) (2.38)
  6. Outlandish Knight (Roud 21; Child 4; G/D 2:225; Henry H163) (5.01)
  7. Caistor Fair (Old John Wallace) (Roud 294; TYG 15) (2.02)
  1. Dicky Turpin (Roud 621) (2.08)
  2. Lisbon (Roud 551; Laws N8; G/D 1:63; Henry H561) (2.41)
  3. The American Stranger (Roud 1081; G/D 7:1469) (2.37)
  4. Maria Marten (Roud 215) (3.07)
  5. The Poacher (Roud 793; Laws L14) (2.05)
  6. Creeping Jane (Roud 1012; Laws Q23) (3.27)
  7. The Banks of Sweet Dundee (Roud 148; Laws M25; G/D 2:224) (3.13)