> Folk Music > Records > Walter Pardon: A Proper Sort

A Proper Sort

Walter Pardon: A Proper Sort (Leader LED 2063)

A Proper Sort
Walter Pardon (1914-1996)

Leader Records LED 2063 (LP, UK, 1975)

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Recorded by Bill Leader in Walter Pardon's cottage in Knapton, Norfolk, on May 11, 1974, June 8 and 15, 1974, August 3, 1974 and December 7, 1974;
Produced by Bill Leader;
Thanks to Peter Bellamy for making this project possible;
Album designed by Janet Kerr

Musicians

Walter Pardon, vocals

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Poacher's Fate (Roud 793; Laws L14)
  2. Let the Wind Blow High or Low (Roud 308; G/D 5:946)
  3. Old Brown's Daughter (Roud 1426)
  4. The Rambling Blade (Roud 490; Laws L12; G/D 2:260)
  5. Van Diemen's Land (Roud 221)
  1. The Dark-Eyed Sailor (Roud 265; Laws N35; G/D 5:1037)
  2. The Trees They Do Grow High (Roud 31; Laws O35; G/D 6:1222)
  3. A Ship to Old England Came (Roud 1424)
  4. The Miller and His Sons (Roud 138; Laws Q21; G/D 3:703)
  5. The British Man o' War (Roud 372)
  6. Jack Tar Ashore (Roud 919; Laws K39)

> Folk Music > Records > Walter Pardon: Our Side of the Baulk

Our Side of the Baulk

Walter Pardon: Our Side of the Baulk (Leader LED 2111)

Our Side of the Baulk
Walter Pardon (1914-1996)

Leader Records LED 2111 (LP, UK, 1977)

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Recorded by Bill Leader in Walter Pardon's cottage in Knapton, Norfolk, on February 12, 1977;
Produced by Bill Leader;
Thanks to Peter Bellamy for making this project possible;
Album designed by Janet Kerr

Musicians

Walter Pardon, vocals

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Pretty Ploughboy (Roud 186; Laws M24; G/D 1:170)
  2. Up to the Rigs (Roud 868; G/D 2:299)
  3. I'll Beat the Drum Again (The Female Drummer) (Roud 226; G/D 1:182)
  4. Down By the Dark Arches (Roud 1442)
  5. Grace Darling (Roud 1441)
  1. You Generals All (Lord Marlborough) (Roud 233)
  2. I'll Hang My Harp on the Willow Tree (Roud 1444)
  3. The Wreck of the Ramillies (Roud 523; Laws K1; G/D 1:28)
  4. Jones' Ale (Roud 139; G/D 3:561)
  5. The Old Miser (Roud 3913)
  6. Balaclava (Roud 1443)

> Folk Music > Records > Walter Pardon: A Country Life

A Country Life

Walter Pardon: A Country Life (Topic 12TS392)

A Country Life
Walter Pardon (1914-1996)

Topic Records 12TS392 (LP, UK, 1982)
Topic Records TSDL392 (digital download, UK, June 2010)

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Recorded by Mike Yates at Walter Pardon's home in Knapton, Norfolk, in 1975-78;
Produced by Mike Yates and Tony Engle;
Sleeve notes by A.L. Lloyd;
Booklet notes and photographs by Mike Yates;
Design by Tony Engle

Musicians

Walter Pardon, vocals, melodeon

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Raggle-Taggle Gypsies (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278) (2.44)
  2. Peggy Bawn (Roud 661) (3.11)
  3. The Bold Princess Royal (Roud 528; Laws K29; G/D 1:47) (4.14)
  4. One Cold Morning in December (Roud 1745) (4.22)
  5. The Devil and the Farmer's Wife (Roud 160; Child 278; G/D 2:320) (2.52)
  6. An Old Man’s Advice (Roud 1482) (2.57)
  7. Uncle Walter’s Tune melodeon (1.14)
  1. A Country Life (Roud 1752) (2.29)
  2. Cupid the Ploughboy (Roud 986; Laws O7) (2.29)
  3. The Dandy Man (Roud 15129) (4.37)
  4. Jack Hall (Roud 369; Laws L5) (3.11)
  5. I Wish, I Wish (Roud 495; G/D 6:1189) (1.14)
  6. Broomfield Hill (Roud 34; Child 43; G/D 2:322) (4.22)
  7. The Hungry Army (Roud 1746) (3.32)

> Folk Music > Records > Walter Pardon: Bright Golden Store

Bright Golden Store

Walter Pardon: Bright Golden Store (Home Made Music LP301)

Bright Golden Store
Songs and Music from Knapton in Norfolk
Walter Pardon (1914-1996)

Home Made Music LP301 (LP, UK, 1983)

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Recorded and produced by Mike Yates;
Notes and back sleeve photograph by Mike Yates;
Front sleeve photograph: Walter Pardon seated second from the left on the front row

Musicians

Walter Pardon, vocals, melodeon

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Caroline and Her Young Sailor Bold (Roud 553; Laws N17; G/D 1:176) (4.46)
  2. Blow the Winds-I-O (Roud 1778; G/D 6:1102) (3.45)
  3. Naughty Jemima Brown (Roud 1776) (4.47)
  4. Old Joe the Boat is Going Over (Roud 1777) (1.58)
  5. Come Little Leaves (Roud 1775) (0.58)
  6. The Parson and the Clerk (Roud 1154) (3.40)
  7. Bright Golden Store (Roud 1638) (3.23)
  1. Two Jolly Butchers (Roud 17; Laws L4; G/D 2:186) (3.55)
  2. Thornaby Woods (Roud 222) (3.30)
  3. Rakish Young Fellow (Roud 829) (2.45)
  4. Uncle Walter's March melodeon (1.18)
  5. Poor Smuggler's Boy (Roud 618) (1.56)
  6. Hold the Fort (Roud 1774) (1.50)
  7. Rosin-a-Beau (Roud 1192; G/D 3:698) (4.00)

All tracks trad.

Track 12 recorded by Mike Yates, 24.6.1978;
Tracks 1-2, 4, 6, 8, 14 recorded by Mike Yates, 25.6.1978;
Track 11 recorded by Mike Yates, 2.8.1978;
Track 13 recorded by Mike Yates, 2.11.1978;
Track 10 recorded by Mike Yates, 2.12.1978;
Track 9 recorded by Mike Yates, 5.12.1978;
Track 3 recorded by Mike Yates, 26.10.1979;
Track 5 recorded by Mike Yates, 18.1.1980;
Track 7 recorded by Mike Yates, 12.3.1983

> Folk Music > Records > Walter Pardon: A World Without Horses

A World Without Horses

Walter Pardon: A World Without Horses (Topic TSCD514)

A World Without Horses
A Portrait of a Traditional Singer
Walter Pardon (1914-1996)

Topic Records TSCD514 (CD, UK, 2000)

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Recorded by Bill Leader, Peter Bellamy and Reg Hall / Mike Yates / Reg Hall, Pat Mackenzie and Jim Carroll at Walter Pardon's home in 1974-80;
Production: Tony Engle;
Researched by Reg Hall;
Notes and photography: Mike Yates;
Sleeve design by The Art Surgery

Musicians

Walter Pardon, vocals

Tracks

  1. The Rambling Blade * (Roud 490; Laws L12; G/D 2:260) (4.02)
  2. The Lawyer (Mowing the Barley) (Roud 922) (3.16)
  3. The Bold Fisherman (Roud 291; Laws O24; G/D 4:834) (4.22)
  4. The Dark-Eyed Sailor * (Roud 265; Laws N35; G/D 5:1037) (4.42)
  5. Talk about ownership of songs (1.40)
  6. The Bush of Australia (Roud 1872) (4.55)
  7. Female Drummer * (Roud 226; G/D 1:182) (5.05)
  8. The Bold Princess Royal (Roud 528; Laws K29; G/D 1:47) (4.14)
  9. The Banks of Sweet Dundee (Roud 148; Laws M25; G/D 2:224) (4.21)
  10. The Deserter (Roud 493) (2.03)
  11. The Trees They Do Grow High * (Roud 31; Laws O35; G/D 6:1222) (4.10)
  12. Two Jolly Butchers (Roud 17; Laws L4; G/D 2:186) (3.56)
  13. The Loss of the Ramillies * (Roud 523; Laws K1; G/D 1:28) (2.14)
  14. The Handsome Cabin Boy (Roud 239; Laws N13; G/D 1:181) (3.52)
  15. The Pretty Ploughboy * (Roud 186; Laws M24; G/D 1:170) (4.40)
  16. The Cunning Cobbler (Roud 174) (4.25)
  17. The Devil and the Farmer's Wife (Roud 160; Child 278; G/D 2:320) (2.52)
  18. The British Man o' War * (Roud 372) (3.17)
  19. The Jolly Waggoner (Roud 1088) (2.06)
  20. The Rakish Young Fellow (Roud 829) (2.46)

Tracks 1, 11, 18 recorded by Bill Leader, Peter Bellamy and Reg Hall, 11.5.1974;
Tracks 4, 6, 15 recorded by Bill Leader, Peter Bellamy and Reg Hall, 8.6.1974;
Track 3 recorded by Bill Leader, Peter Bellamy and Reg Hall, 15.6.1974;
Track 7 recorded by Bill Leader, Peter Bellamy and Reg Hall, 3.8.1974;
Track 13 recorded by Bill Leader, Peter Bellamy and Reg Hall, 7.12.1974;
Tracks 10, 12 recorded by Mike Yates, 1975;
Track 5 recorded by Pat Mackenzie and Jim Carroll, 28.8.1977;
Track 17 recorded by Mike Yates, 24.6.1978;
Track 14 recorded by Mike Yates, 25.6.1978;
Tracks 2, 8-9, 19 recorded by Mike Yates, 2.8.1978;
Track 20 recorded by Mike Yates, 2.12.1978;
Track 16 recorded by Pat Mackenzie and Jim Carroll, 24.8.1980

Songs marked with an asterisk are alternate takes of the same songs issued on Leader albums above.

> Folk Music > Records > Walter Pardon: Put a Bit of Powder on It, Father

Put a Bit of Powder on It, Father

Walter Pardon: Put a Bit of Powder on It, Father (Musical Traditions MTCD305/6)

Put a Bit of Powder on It, Father
Walter Pardon (1914-1996)

Musical Traditions Records MTCD305/6 (2 CD, UK, 2000)

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Recorded by Mike Yates;
Notes by Rod Stradling and Mike Yates;
Cover photo by Sylvia Pitcher

Musicians

Walter Pardon, vocals, melodeon

Tracks

CD 1

  1. Cupid the Ploughboy (Roud 986; Laws O7) (4.01)
  2. A Country Life (Eggs for Breakfast) (Roud 1752) (2.33)
  3. The Poor Smuggler's Boy (Roud 618) (3.15)
  4. I'm Yorkshire Though in London (Roud 1640) (5.28)
  5. Seventeen Come Sunday (Roud 277; Laws O17; G/D 4:791) (2.52)
  6. The Parson and the Clerk (Roud 1154) (3.34)
  7. Blow the Winds I-O (Roud 1778; G/D 6:1102) (3.49)
  8. Hold the Fort (Roud 1774) (1.53)
  9. All Among the Barley (Roud 1283) (2.19)
  10. Black-Eyed Susan (Roud 560; Laws O28) (4.39)
  11. Caroline and Her Young Sailor Bold (Roud 553; Laws N17; G/D 1:176) (4.50)
  12. Lord Lovel (Roud 48; Child 75; G/D 6:1232) (4.10)
  13. The Skipper and his Boy (Roud 2680) (2.33)
  14. Thornaby Woods (Roud 222) (3.50)
  15. An Old Man's Advice (Roud 1482) (2.59)
  16. If I Were a Blackbird (Roud 387) (3.52)
  17. The Bonny Bunch of Roses-O (Roud 664; Laws J5; G/D 1:155) (3.52)
  18. The Green Bushes (Roud 1040; Laws P2) (2.27)
  19. Polly Vaughan (Roud 166; Laws O36) (1.09)
  20. The Saucy Sailor (Roud 531; Laws K38; G/D 1:49) (1.31)
  21. Little Ball of Yarn (Roud 1404) (2.17)
  22. The Huntsman (Tally Ho, Hark Away) (Roud 1182) (2.32)

CD 2

  1. Put a Bit of Powder on it, Father (Roud 10671) (3.55)
  2. The Cuckoo (Roud 413; G/D 6:1157) (0.58)
  3. Old Joe the Boat is Going Over (Roud 1777) (2.00)
  4. Cock-a-Doodle-Do (Roud 3464) (2.49)
  5. The Harland Road (Roud 13654) / Wheel Your P'rambulator (Roud 1496) (fragments) (1.02)
  6. Ben Bolt (Roud 2653) (2.10)
  7. Uncle Walter's Tune melodeon (1.18)
  8. Two Lovely Black Eyes (Roud 13631) (2.26)
  9. Alice Grey (Roud 13755) (2.10)
  10. Rosin-a-Beau (Roud 1192; G/D 3:698) (4.06)
  11. Not for Joseph, Not for Joe (Roud 13681) (0.19)
  12. The Old Armchair (Roud 1195) (3.17)
  13. The Marble Arch (Roud 13635) (3.42)
  14. Wake Up Johnny (Roud 13646) / When the Cock begins to Crow (Roud 12895) / Saving Them All for Mary (Roud 15130) / Down by the Old Abbey Ruins (Roud 13629) (fragments) (1.39)
  15. The Mistletoe Bough (Roud 2336) (3.08)
  16. On a See-Saw melodeon (1.17)
  17. Your Faithful Sailor Boy (Roud 376; Laws K13; G/D 1:66) (3.24)
  18. Here's to the Grog (Roud 475; G/D 3:580) (2.34)
  19. Nancy Lee (Roud 5014) (3.13)
  20. Up the Chimney Pot (Roud 240) / Slave Driving Farmers (Roud 13645) / Bound to Emigrate to New Zealand (Roud 13637) (fragments) (2.04)
  21. Husband Taming (Roud 13627) (5.04)
  22. Uncle Walter's March melodeon (1.18)
  23. If I Ever Get Drunk Again (Roud 15131) (3.45)
  24. Naughty Jemima Brown (Roud 1776) (5.03)
  25. The Dandy Man (Roud 1635) (4.40)
  26. For Me, For Me (Roud 5393) (2.56)
  27. While Shepherds Watched (Roud 936) (2.23)

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Other records with Walter Pardon

Various Artists, An English Folk Music Anthology, 2 LP, Folkways FE38553, 1981

Various Artists, Stepping It Out! Traditional Folk Music, Songs and Dances from England, CD, Veteran VTC1CD, 1993

Various Artists, Hidden English: A Celebration of English Traditional Music, CD, Topic TSCD600, 1996

Various Artists, A Century of Song, CD, EFDSS CD02, 1998

Various Artists, Come Let Us Buy the Licence (The Voice of the People Vol. 1), CD, Topic TSCD651, 1998

Various Artists, My Ship Shall Sail the Ocean (The Voice of the People Vol. 2), CD, Topic TSCD652, 1998

Various Artists, Farewell, My Own Dear Native Land (The Voice of the People Vol. 4), CD, Topic TSCD654, 1998

Various Artists, Tonight I'll Make You My Bride (The Voice of the People Vol. 6), CD, Topic TSCD656, 1998

Various Artists, Who's That at My Bed Window? (The Voice of the People Vol. 10), CD, Topic TSCD660, 1998

Various Artists, Troubles They Are But Few (The Voice of the People Vol. 14), CD, Topic TSCD664, 1998

Various Artists, As Me and My Love Sat Courting (The Voice of the People Vol. 15), CD, Topic TSCD665, 1998

Various Artists, It Fell on a Day, a Bonny Summer Day (The Voice of the People Vol. 17), CD, Topic TSCD667, 1998

Various Artists, To Catch a Fine Buck Was My Delight (The Voice of the People Vol. 18), CD, Topic TSCD668, 1998

Various Artists, English Originals: A Defining Collection of English Folk Song, CD, Topic TSCD706, 1999

Various Artists, Root & Branch 1: A New World, CD, EFDSS / Impress RB01, 1999

Various Artists, Up in the North and Down in the South: Songs and Music from the Mike Yates Collection1964-2000, 2 CD, Musical Traditions MTCD311/2, 2001

Various Artists, When the Wind Blows: An Anthology of Traditional Folk Music from Coastal England, CD, Veteran VTC5CD, 2001

Various Artists, It Was on a Market Day—Two: English Traditional Folk Singers, CD, Veteran VTC7CD, 2006

Various Artists, The Folk Handbook, book w/ CD, Backbeat Books, 2007

Various Artists, Three Score and Ten: 70 Years of Topic Records, 7 CD, Topic TOPIC70, 2009