The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #67211   Message #1121961
Posted By: Folkiedave
23-Feb-04 - 02:37 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Land of Green Ginger/Faithless Maria
Subject: RE: Land Of Green Ginger
About 1973 or thereabouts the Watersons did the music for a film called "Land of Green Ginger" and starred in a folk club setting and which was filmed at the Hayworth Arms on Beverley Rd. Folkies were the extras. It was in the "Play For Today" series.

My main memory is that they had provided for some beer which we drank in about 20 minutes and the landlord seemed to just keep pouring free beer mistakenly thinking the film company would be paying. We were very pissed. At the end of filming we started a singaround and one lad got up to sing General Taylor. As he got to the chorus he leaned forward as he always did, and fell straight off the stage into the audience. Rest of it fades......................