Portraits: Harry Cox -- What Will Become of England?
CAT # 11661-1839-2
1. What Will Become of England? 2. My Life 1:05 3. A-Going to Widdliecombe Fair 1:07 4. Working in a Gang 5. The Spotted Cow 1:40 6. Barton Waltz 7. The Harvest 8. The Barley Straw 2:51 9. The Farmer's Servant 2:37 10. The Pretty Ploughboy 11. My Grandfather and My Father 1:18 12. Jack Tar on Shore 2:26 13. Two Hornpipes: Yarmouthand Meg Merilees 14. On Board of the Kangaroo 15. Young and Growing 16. My Mother 1:16 17. My Upbringing 18. The Foggy Dew 3:55 19. Hunger and Pay 1:09 20. Three Toasts 1:43 21. Nelson's Monument 2:56 22. I Used to Go Along of Him 1:12 23. Barton Broad Babbing Ballad 2:16 24. Babbing for Eels 25. Talk and Melodeon Pieces 2:40 26. Singing in Public Houses 27. Charming and Delightful 28. The Old Songs 29. On Yon Lofty Mountain 30. Learning from My Mother 1:28 31. She Never Had Time to Sit Down 1:00 32. The Turkish Lady 1:50 33. Poaching 1:36 34. Henry the Poacher 5:23 35. Windy Old Weather 1:53 36. My Father at Sea 1:00 37. Sweet William 2:53 38. How My Father Learned Songs 39. The Yarmouth Fishermen's Song 2:58 40. The Crocodlile 1:15 41. The Soldier and Sailor's Prayer 1:57 42. London is as Sharp as the Edge of a Knife 43. Up to the Rigs of London Town 3:31 44. Up to the Present I Ain't Forgot Anything Yet 1:36 45. Blackberry Fold 5:25 46. Adieu to Old Eng-e-land, Here's Adieu 1:10
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The Portraits Series: Throughout his career Alan Lomax worked extensively with some of the greatest artists in folk music, many of which he was the first to record. The Portraits Series focuses in depth on those brilliant artists and heroes of traditional music. The Alan Lomax Collection gathers together the American, European and Caribbean field recordings, world music compilations, and ballad operas of writer, folklorist and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax. A portrait of English country singer, Harry Cox (1885-1971) of Norfolk, unique bearer and interpreter of the English folk song tradition. Harry comes up with 25 down-to-earth songs from his extensive repertoire, gets out his fiddle and squeezebox, and gives us straight-from-the-shoulder comments and reminiscences about turn-of-the century farming, fishing, and family life.
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