The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #71063   Message #1490289
Posted By: Hawker
21-May-05 - 06:55 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Go and leave me if you wish it
Subject: RE: Origins: Go and leave me if you wish it
I have a recording by Peta Webb singing this song on the CD 'Voices' English Traditional Songs by Assorted singers. on Fellside FECD87. The information on the CD reads: "A love lament heard widely in Britain and Ireland. The chorus comes from Suffolk singer Percy Webb and the verses from many singers, mainly travellers. Peta says that she likes to bring out the woman's scorn for the man who jilts her as well as her pain. Peta believes firmly in the importance of learning directly from traditional sources and wherever possible has gone to meet the singers from whom she learnt. She has been on many collecting trips adding considerable knowledge as well as enthusiasm for traditional music. Peta is another great stylist."

Hope that information is of use. It is a cracking track.

Cheers, Lucy