Fairport Convention: Book Song
[Ian Matthews, Richard Thompson]
The original version,released on What We Did On Our Holidays, featured Claire Lowther playing Cello. This version also appears on The History of Fairport Convention and on the double CD album Meet on the Ledge: The Classic Years 1967-1975.
An alternate version was recorded for the David Symonds Radio Show and broadcast on December 27, 1968. This version may better the LP version with Ian and Sandy singing beautifully and a great solo from Richard, showing how well he had mastered his technique, even at this early date. It appears on Richard Thompson's cassette compilation, Doom and Gloom from the Tomb.
Please find the lyrics for this song at Richard Thompson's website.