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A Wench, a Whale and a Pint of Good Ale

Martyn Wyndham-Read, Danny Spooner, Gordon McIntyre, Peter Dickie: A Wench, a Whale and a Pint of Good Ale (Score POL 038)

A Wench, a Whale and a Pint of Good Ale
Martyn Wyndham-Read, Danny Spooner, Gordon McIntyre, Peter Dickie

Score Records POL 038 (LP, Australia, 1966)

Notes by Mick Counihan

Musicians

Martyn Wyndham-Read, vocals [1-2, 5, 8-9, 11, 15], chorus, guitar;
Danny Spooner, vocals [6-7, 12, 14], chorus, guitar;
Gordon McIntyre, vocals [3-4, 10, 13, 16], chorus, chorus, guitar;
Peter Dickie, chorus [12]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Farmer's Boy (Roud 408; Laws Q30; G/D 5:960) (4.09)
  2. The Apprentice Song (2.33)
  3. The Miller and the Maid (Roud 1128) (2.05)
  4. Er Fa La La Lo (3.20)
  5. The Devil and the Ploughman (Roud 160; Child 278; G/D 2:320) (2.31)
  6. Greenland Whale Fishery (Roud 347; Laws K21; G/D 1:9) (3.52)
  7. The Hogs-Eye Man (Roud 331) (1.50)
  8. Ale, Ale, Glorious Ale (Roud 1512) (1.46)
  1. Banks of the Roses (Roud 603; G/D 7:1444) (4.14)
  2. I Drew My Ship (Roud 402; G/D 4:792) (2.35)
  3. The Nightingale (Roud 1093; Laws M37; G/D 1:18; Henry H75a) (3.03)
  4. Whip Jamboree (Roud 488) (3.32)
  5. The Oggie Man (No More) (2.42)
  6. The Coast of Peru (Roud 1997; Laws D26) (3.47)
  7. Ay Waukin O (Roud V16870) (2.53)
  8. Farewell to Tarwathie (Roud 2562; G/D 1:15) (3.25)

All tracks trad. except
Track 2 Ian Campbell;
Track 13 Cyril Tawney;
Track 16 George Scroggie

Acknowledgements

The album details are from the Mudcat Café thread 1960's Australian Folk Albums which also has quite a lot more of information on the singers and the individual songs.