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College Grove / Silver Spear / Ballymurphy Rake / Maid Behind the Bar
[trad. arr. Hart / Carthy / Knight / Prior / Hutchings]
Steeleye Span performed these tunes with their second line-up (Peter Knight, fiddle; Martin Carthy, guitar; Tim Hart, dulcimer and Ashley Hutchings, bass guitar). However, they were not included in their then LPs and were only known from BBC radio sessions.
A BBC “Folk on 1” show with Steeleye Span broadcast on 17 October 1970 included the first two of these tunes; together with Lay Down Your Weary Tune, this recording found its way into the Ashley Hutchings collection The Guv'nor Vol 1 and in 2006 on the bonus CD of the 2006 reissue of Please to See the King. Steeleye Span performed all four tunes live for the BBC radio programme “Peel's Sunday Concert” on 15 September 1971. This recording was finally published on the bonus CD of the 2006 reissue of Ten Man Mop or Mr Reservoir Butler Rides Again.