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Shirley Collins: False True Lovers

Shirley Collins: False True Lovers (Folkways FG 3564)

False True Lovers
A collection of British love longs adapted and sung by
Shirley Collins

Folkways Records FG 3564 (LP, USA, 1960)
Fledg'ling Records FLED 3029 (CD, UK, June 10, 2001)
Smithsonian Folkways FG 3564 (CD/download, USA, 2007)

Shirley Collins: False True Lovers (Fledg'ling FLED 3029)
Shirley Collins: False True Lovers (Bo'Weavil WEAVIL05)

Bo'Weavil Records WEAVIL05 (LP, UK, 2006)

Recorded by Alan Lomax and Peter Kennedy in Peter Kennedy's house in Belsize Park, London, in 1958 in a two-day session. The LP Sweet England on Argo Records is from the same recording sessions.

The original album's sleeve notes are on David Suff's Shirley Collins web pages and in a PDF file at Smithsonian Folkways.

Musicians

Shirley Collins, vocals, 5-string banjo;
John Hasted, 5-string banjo;
Ralph Rinzler, guitar;
Guy Carawan, guitar

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. I Drew My Ship (Roud 402; G/D 4:792) (2.22)
  2. The Irish Boy (Roud 5684) (1.36)
  3. The Spermwhale Fishery (Roud 484; G/D 6:1116; Henry H180) (2.43)
  4. Dennis O'Reilly (Roud 676) (2.06)
  5. My Bonny Miner Lad (Roud 2599) (1.51)
  6. Just As the Tide Was Flowing (Roud 1105) (1.20)
  7. Bobby Shaftoe (Roud 1359) (1.24)
  8. Richie Story (Roud 97; Child 232; G/D 5:1051) (4.07)
  9. The Unquiet Grave (Roud 51; Child 78) (4.14)
  1. The Swapping Song (Roud 469; G/D 8:1696; Henry H732) (1.30)
  2. Poor Old Horse (Roud 513) (1.11)
  3. The False True Love (Roud 419) (3.51)
  4. The Foggy Dew (Roud 558; Laws O3; G/D 7:1496) (2.26)
  5. Mowing the Barley (Roud 922) (0.56)
  6. Scarborough Fair (Roud 12; Child 2; G/D 2:329) (1.40)
  7. The Cruel Mother (Roud 9; Child 20; G/D 2:193) (7.04)
  8. The Bonny Cuckoo (Roud 24351) (1.30)
  9. The Queen of May (Roud 594) (1.49)
  10. Died for Love (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1170; Henry H683) (1.50)

All track trad. arr. Shirley Collins, pub. Cacophony Music except
Track 1 trad. arr. John Stokoe, Shirley Collins;
Track 3 trad. arr. A.L. Lloyd;
Track 4 trad. arr. Edgar Waters, Shirley Collins;
Track 5 Cosgrove, A.L. Lloyd;
Tracks 8, 16 trad. arr. Ewan MacColl;