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Room for Company

Room for Company (Impact IMP-S 104)

Room for Company
Folk songs and ballads selected and edited by Roy Palmer
Cambridge University Press, 1971

Room for Company
Folk Songs Festive & Sociable
Various Artists

Topic/Impact Records IMP-S 104 (LP, UK, 1972)

Room for Company (Book)

Book Contents

  1. Room for Company
  2. The Tyre Fitter
  3. The Frog and the Mouse (Roud 16; G/D 8:1669)
  4. The Eynsham Poaching Song (Roud 1268)
  5. The Lads of Thorney Moor Woods (Roud 222)
  6. Four and Twenty Fiddlers (Roud 20211)
  7. The Tailor and the Louse (Roud 16577)
  8. Who's the Fool Now? (Roud 473; G/D 8:1703)
  9. Tarry Wool (Roud 1472)
  10. The Shepherds' Song (Roud 284)
  11. The Barley Mow (Roud 944)
  12. The New Bell Wake (Roud 10535)
  13. Tinker's Song (Roud 10538)
  14. The Lee Bridge Cocking (Roud 211)
  15. The Mallard (Roud 1517)
  16. Pace-Egging Song (Roud 614)
  17. The Soldier's Farewell (Roud 191)
  18. Sing Ivy (Roud 21093)
  19. Sir Roger Is Dead (Roud 797)
  20. Jordan (Roud 2103)
  1. Richat and Robet (Roud 236)
  2. I'll Sing You Three, O (Roud 133)
  3. Captain Nipper (Roud 10466)
  4. Weyhill Fair (Roud 10536)
  5. The Jovial Hunter of Bromsgrove (Roud 29; Child 18)
  6. The Mouse's Song (Roud 2612)
  7. The Wonderful Crocodile (Roud 886; G/D 8:1700; Henry H231a)
  8. The Farmer's Curst Wife (Roud 160; Child 278; G/D 2:320)
  9. Dumb, Dumb, Dumb (Roud 434; Laws Q5; G/D 6:1289)
  10. The Twenty-Fourth of February (Roud 951; G/D 1:40)
  11. As We Were A-Sailing (Roud 492; Laws N4; G/D 1:180)
  12. The Merchant Ship (Roud 8341)
  13. The Crafty Ploughboy; or, The Highwayman Outwitted (Roud 2637; Laws L1; G/D 2:266; Henry H51)
  14. Bold Robinson (Roud 2411)
  15. The Loppington Bear (Roud 8295)
  16. In Ollerton Town (Roud 10537)
  17. Hal-an-Tow (Roud 1520)
  18. The Gower Wassail (Roud 209)

Musicians

The Singing Tradition (Julie Lloyd, Martyn Briggs, Bob Lapworth, Mick Nash) [1];
Frankie Armstrong, vocals [2, 5];
Dave Hillery, vocals [3, 7, 9-12];
Roy Palmer, vocals [4];
Shenley Court Comprehensive School (Birmingham) Folk Song Group [6, 13];
Aston Folk Dance Band (Chris Gilford, accordion; Jim Heywood, fiddle; Carole Hortop, flute; Anthony Robb, guitar) [8, 15]

with
Canny Fettle (Bob Diehl, fiddle; Bob Morton, tenor banjo; Steve Turner, guitar; Gerry Murphy, concertina) [3, 9, 14];
Gloria Day, fiddle [4];
Paul Hipkiss, mouth-organ [4, 13];
Chris Hackney, guitar [4, 13];
Bob Diehl, fiddle [7, 11];
Gerry Murphy, concertina [7];
Steve Turner, vocals and guitar [12];
Martyn Briggs, guitar [13];
Peter Smith, guitar [13]

LP Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. [ST] Room for Company
  2. [FA] The Mouse's Song (Roud 2612)
  3. [DH] The Twenty-Fourth of February (Roud 951; G/D 1:40)
  4. [RP] Captain Nipper (Roud 10466)
  5. [FA] Jordan (Roud 2103)
  6. [FSG] Richat and Robet (Roud 236)
  7. [DH] In Ollerton Town (Roud 10537)
  8. [AFDB] Goddesses
  1. [DH] The Frog and the Mouse (Roud 16; G/D 8:1669)
  2. [DH] Tinker's Song (Roud 10538)
  3. [DH] The Tailor and the Louse (Roud 16577)
  4. [DH, ST] Weyhill Fair (Roud 10536)
  5. [FSG] Sing Ivy (Roud 21093)
  6. [DH] The Wonderful Crocodile (Roud 886; G/D 8:1700; Henry H231a)
  7. [AFDB] Blaydon Races / Major McKie / Oyster Girl

Note: Frankie Armstrong's two tracks The Mouse's Song and Jordan were included in the CD reissue of her album Lovely on the Water in 2000.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Alistair Banfield for the album cover picture and the record details.