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Songs of the North Riding

Songs of the North Riding (Musical Traditions MTCD406/7)

Songs of the North Riding
from the 1962 Colin Wharton Collection;
Various Artists

Musical Traditions Records MTCD406/7 (CD, UK, 20 September 2019)

In 1962 Colin S. Wharton published his Leeds University degree thesis “Folk Songs from the North Riding”. This thesis was the culmination of his collecting in the North Riding of Yorkshire. The finished work was 149 pages long and divided into five sections, according to subject matter: Songs of Love and Courtship, Songs from the Farm, Hunting Songs, Occasional Songs, and Songs of Sorrow.

This 2 CD set has 67 songs from 22 singers, including the now relatively well-known Arthur Wood and Billy Pennock.

Edited and produced by Rod Stradling

Musical Traditions booklet notes by Rod Stradling

Musicians

Jim Allonson, vocals [52];
Tom Batterbee, vocals [19, 46];
John Beaumont, vocals [14, 16];
Lynas Bennison, vocals [66-67];
James Duell, vocals [37];
Mrs G H Free, vocals [35];
Fred Grayson, vocals [63];
Harry Grayson, vocals [13, 26];
Joe Hodgeson, vocals [3, 17, 25, 59];
Anthony Newton, vocals [53];
Walter Nichols, vocals [41];
Ralph Noble, vocals [44, 49, 51];
William Noble, vocals [28];
Billy Pennock, vocals [1, 4, 21, 39, 54];
Frank Pickering, vocals [9, 61];
Reg Pickering, vocals [64];
Fred Swales, vocals [24, 31];
Jack Watson, vocals [11, 42, 48];
Frank Wetherill, vocals [29, 33];
Bill White, vocals [6, 8, 22];
George Williamson, vocals [56];
Jim Winspear, vocals [65];
Dave Winter, vocals [60, 62];
Arthur Wood, vocals [2, 5, 7, 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 23, 27, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 43, 45, 47, 50, 55, 58];
unnamed singer, vocals [57]

Tracks

CD 1CD 2
  1. [BP] The Bonny Hawthorn (Roud 9268; TYG 9) (0.00)
  2. [AW] The Tailor's Britches (Roud 1610; TYG 49) (0.00)
  3. [JH] Down in the Meadows (Roud 12967?) (0.00)
  4. [BP] Smock's Made of Linen (0.00)
  5. [AW] The Ship that Never Returned (Roud 775; Laws D27) (0.00)
  6. [BW] Betsy Baker (Roud 1288) (0.00)
  7. [AW] Marrow Bones (Roud 183; Laws Q2; G/D 2:318; Henry H174; TYG 6) (0.00)
  8. [BW] The Sucking Pig (Roud 574; TYG 45) (0.00)
  9. Frank Pickering: Stowbrow (Roud 185; Laws K18; G/D 1:20, TYG 7) (0.00)
  10. [AW] The Banks of Sweet Dundee (Roud 148; Laws M25; G/D 2:224) (0.00)
  11. [JWa] Leeds Old Church (0.00)
  12. [AW] The Anchor's Weighed (Roud 23596) (0.00)
  13. [HG] Rumpsy Bumpsy Toralee (Roud 1212) (0.00)
  14. [JB] Joe Muggins (Roud 847) (0.00)
  15. [AW] The Battle of Trafalgar (Roud 1552) (0.00)
  16. [JB] Spanish Ladies (Roud 687) (0.00)
  17. [JH] The Parson's Sheep (Roud 2498; G/D 2:309) (0.00)
  18. [AW] The Sailor's Grave (Roud 2676; G/D 1:68) (0.00)
  19. [TB] Barley Mow (Roud 944, 10722) (0.00)
  20. [AW] The Dark Eyed Sailor (Roud 265; Laws N35; G/D 5:1037; Henry H232) (0.00)
  21. [BP] Two Little Maids (0.00)
  22. [BW] Johnny Sands (Roud 184; Laws Q3; G/D 2:319) (0.00)
  23. [AW] The Rose of County Clare (Roud 16909) (0.00)
  24. [FS] The Crocodile (Roud 886; G/D 8:1700; Henry H231a) (0.00)
  25. [JH] The Bride's Good Health (Roud 20467) (0.00)
  26. [HG] Boarding School Lasses (Roud 20464) (0.00)
  27. [AW] Pretty Nancy of Yarmouth (Roud 407) (0.00)
  28. [WNo] T'Awd Sow (Roud 17759; TYG 56) (0.00)
  29. [FW] Three Jolly Fishermen (Roud 3496; TYG 82) (0.00)
  30. [AW] The Cliffs of Ould Whitby (Roud 16917) (0.00)
  31. [FS] The Derby Ram (Roud 126; G/D 3:645; TYG 59) (0.00)
  32. [AW] The Battle of Waterloo (With Wellington We'll Go) (Roud 5824; G/D 1:153) (0.00)
  33. [FW] A Yacre o' Land (Roud 21093; TYG 23) (0.00)
  34. [AW] Timothy Briggs the Barber (Roud 1508) (0.00)
  35. [GHF] The Old Fox (Roud 131; G/D 3:499; Henry H38) (0.00)
  36. [AW] The Mangy Fox (0.00)
  1. [JD] Willy Went to Westerdale (Roud 2792; TYG 1) (0.00)
  2. [AW] The Soldier's Return (Roud 13678) (0.00)
  3. [BP] The Baby's Name (Roud 21229) (0.00)
  4. [AW] Gentle Annie (Roud 2656) (0.00)
  5. [WNi] The Old Yow (Roud 3497) (0.00)
  6. [JWa] The Page Boy (Raspberry Jam) (0.00)
  7. [AW] The Sailor's Farewell (Roud 376; Laws K13; G/D 1:66; Henry H543, H678) (0.00)
  8. [RN] All Jolly Fellows That Follow the Plough (Roud 346; G/D 3:418) (0.00)
  9. [AW] The Indian Lass (Roud 2326) (0.00)
  10. [TB] Farmer Giles (Roud 1744) (0.00)
  11. [AW] Spencer the Rover (Roud 1115; TYG 3) (0.00)
  12. [JWa] The Country Lad (Yorkshire Pudding) (0.00)
  13. [RN] Jim Crow's a Dandy (0.00)
  14. [AW] Maggie (Roud 3782) (0.00)
  15. [RN] The Scarlet and the Blue (Roud 163; TYG 32) (0.00)
  16. [JA] The Merry Ploughboy (Roud 163; TYG 32) (0.00)
  17. [AN] Between Whitby & Yarmouth (0.00)
  18. [BP] Gentle Annie (Roud 2656) (0.00)
  19. [AW] Dick Turpin's Ride to York (Roud 5193) (0.00)
  20. [GW] The Bonny Hawthorn (Roud 9268; TYG 9) (0.00)
  21. [unnamed] Stowbrow (Roud 185; Laws K18; G/D 1:20, TYG 7) (0.00)
  22. [AW] Faithless Lover (Roud 7944) (0.00)
  23. [JH] A Fine Hunting Day (Roud 1172) (0.00)
  24. [DW] The Horn of the Hunter (Roud 1859) (0.00)
  25. [FP] Fylingdales Parish (Roud 1109) (0.00)
  26. [DW] The Ullswater Hunting Song (Roud 1860) (0.00)
  27. [FG] Fylingdales Parish (Roud 1109) (0.00)
  28. [RP] Valentine's Day (0.00)
  29. [JWi] The Glaisdale Harriers (0.00)
  30. [LB] A Fine Hunting Day (Roud 1172) (0.00)
  31. [LB] Drink Puppy Drink (Roud 1862) (0.00)