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Sweet William's Ghost

George Deacon & Marion Ross: Sweet William's Ghost (Transatlantic XTRA 1130)

Sweet William's Ghost
George Deacon & Marion Ross

Transatlantic Records XTRA 1130 (LP, UK, 1973)

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Produced by George Deacon and John Whitehead;
Recorded by Adam Skeaping, Margaret Hadley and Nick Glenny-Smith at Riverside Recordings;
Photography by Roger Perry;
Sleeve design by Barry Salter;
Co-ordination by John Whitehead and Laurence Aston

Musicians

George Deacon: vocals, guitar [1, 3, 5, 8, 11];
Marion Ross: collapsible harmonium [1-2, 4, 6, 8-10], harpsichord [7], bowed psaltery [3, 11], chorus [11];
Clive Woolf: guitar [3, 11];
Adam Skeaping: violone [10];
Margaret Hadley: tenor viol [10];
Filigree, Barbara O'Meara, David Oberle: chorus

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Devonshire Farmer's Daughter (Roud 2638; Laws L2) (3.29)
  2. The Astrologer (Roud 1598) (2.19)
  3. Holsworthy Peter's Fair (4.33)
  4. Three Morris Tunes: Wheatley Processional / Twenty-Ninth of May / Brighton Camp (2.54)
  5. The Bitter Withy (Roud 452) (3.51)
  6. Sweet William's Ghost (Roud 50; Child 77) (4.57)
  1. The Three Ravens (Roud 5; Child 26) (6.06)
  2. The Broomfield Hill (Roud 34; Child 43; G/D 2:322; Henry H135) (3.40)
  3. The Pressgang (Roud 662) (2.11)
  4. The Mountains Adieu (Roud 1719) (2.12)
  5. Fiddler's Hill (5.50)

All tracks trad. arr. Marion Ross, George Deacon except
Track 3 Pete Gaskill;
Track 4 trad. arr. Marion Ross;
Track 5 trad. arr. George Deacon;
Track 7 trad. arr. Thomas Ravenscroft;
Track 11 words Peter Bellamy, tune trad. arr. Marion Ross, George Deacon

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Dream Not of Love

George Deacon: Dream Not of Love (George Deacon GDCD001)

Dream Not of Love
17 Songs collected and written by John Clare
George Deacon

George Deacon GDCD001 (CD, UK, 2002)

George Deacon:
John Clare and the Folk Tradition.
London: Sinclair Browne, 1983,
ISBN 0 86300 008 8

George Deacon: John Clare and the Folk Tradition
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Musicians

George Deacon: vocals, guitar;
Isobel Deacon: harmonium;
Christine Hodgkinson: violin

Tracks

  1. Here's a Health Unto Thee Bonnie Lassie O (2.16)
  2. The Week Before Easter (Roud 154; G/D 6:1198) (5.53)
  3. A Brisk Young Shepherd (Roud 495) (2.44)
  4. A Faithless Shepherd (5.59)
  5. Mary Neil (Roud 6963) (3.28)
  6. O Would I Were the Little Bird (3.35)
  7. The True Lovers Farewell (Roud 422) (3.00)
  8. The Constant Sailor's Return (3.39)
  9. O Silly Love (1.59)
  10. Bushes and Briars (Roud 1027) (4.04)
  11. The Maid of the Hall (2.39)
  12. Dream Not of Love (3.35)
  13. The Banks of Inverary (Roud 1415; G/D 6:1263) (2.11)
  14. The Winter It Is Past (Roud 583; G/D 6:1104) (3.29)
  15. Here's As Sad Goodbye (4.20)
  16. Bushes and Briars (Roud 1027) (5.04)
  17. The Maiden's Welcome (2.04)

Tracks 1, 4, 6, 8-9, 11, 15-17 John Clare;
Tracks 2-3, 5, 7, 10, 12-14 trad