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Common Tongue

Waterson:Carthy: Common Tongue (TSCD488)

Common Tongue
Waterson:Carthy

Topic Records TSCD488 (CD, UK, 1996)

Produced by Tony Engle.
Recorded by Panda Sound at Robin Hood's Bay.
Engineered and mixed by Oliver Knight with thanks to Ray Williams.
Photography by Tom Howard.
Digital Design by John Haxby@art.surgery.

Musicians

Martin Carthy, vocals, guitar, mandolin;
Norma Waterson, vocals;
Eliza Carthy, vocals, fiddle

with
Saul Rose, melodeon [1, 3-4, 5c, 8], vocals [13];
MacLaine Colston, hammered dulcimer [4, 5bc];
Barnaby Stradling, bass [3-4, 5bc];
Lal Waterson, Maria Gilhooley, vocals [3, 10, 13];
Mike and Eleanor Waterson, vocals [13]

Tracks

  1. Rambleaway (Roud 171; G/D 7:1485) - Norma / Valentine Waltz (4.35)
  2. Claudy Banks (Roud 266; Laws N40; G/D 5:1036) - Eliza (6.45)
  3. Rackabello (Roud 29; Child 18) - Martin (3.48)
  4. Lowlands of Holland (Roud 484; G/D 6:1116; Henry H180) - Norma (4.44)
  5. Grand March in the Battle of Prague /
    Liverpool Hornpipe /
    Wellington Hornpipe
    - tunes (5.26)
  6. Meeting is a Pleasure (Roud 454; G/D 6:1192) - Norma and Eliza (3.53)
  7. Hares in the Old Plantation (Roud 363) - Martin (4.03)
  8. Flash Company (Roud 954) - Norma (3.05)
  9. Maid Lamenting (Roud 1684) - Eliza (5.10)
  10. American Stranger (Roud 1081; G/D 7:1469) - group (3.18)
  11. French Stroller - tune (2.21)
  12. Polly's Love (The Cruel Ship's Carpenter) (Roud 15; Laws P36A; G/D 2:201, 2:202) - Norma (4.40)
  13. Stars in My Crown (Roud 22423) - group (2.59)

Tracks 1a, 2-4, 6, 8, 13 trad. arr. Waterson:Carthy
Track 1b trad. arr. Saul Rose
Tracks 5, 7, 11 trad. arr. Martin Carthy & Eliza Carthy
Track 9 trad. arr. Eliza Carthy
Track 10 trad. arr. Norma Waterson, Eliza Carthy, Elaine Waterson & Maria Gilhooley
Track 12 trad. arr. Norma Waterson & Martin Carthy

Notes

An alternate mix of the Stars in My Crown recording was published in 2004 on the Watersons' 4CD anthology Mighty River of Song.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to John Haxby for permission to use the image of the CD cover.