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Thread #4642   Message #26233
Posted By: Bob Bolton
21-Apr-98 - 09:56 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Port Mahon (Sydney Carter) - Recordings?
Subject: Index: Songs of Sydney Carter, Books 1-4
G'day again,

Turns out that I actually four books of Sydney Carter songs. I scanned in the indexes for someone else and here they are:

Songs of Sydney Carter: Books 1 to 4

These were published by Galliard Limited, Norfolk, England in conjunction with Galaxy Music Corporation, 2121 Broadway, Ney York, N.Y., 10023. They may even be still in print!

TITLE; REFERENCE; PAGE
Two Thousand Years Away; In the Present Tense: bk. 1; 2
Come, Love, Carolling; In the Present Tense: bk. 1; 4
Standing in the Rain; In the Present Tense: bk. 1; 6
Judas and Mary; In the Present Tense: bk. 1; 8
Bird of Heaven; In the Present Tense: bk. 1; 10
George Fox; In the Present Tense: bk. 1; 12
The Vicar is a Beatnik; In the Present Tense: bk. 1; 14
The Mask I Wore; In the Present Tense: bk. 1; 16
The Postmaster General; In the Present Tense: bk. 1; 17
Thou Mastering Me; In the Present Tense: bk. 1; 18
Glass of Water; In the Present Tense: bk. 1; 20
Say Who You Are, Love; In the Present Tense: bk. 1; 22
Zero One; In the Present Tense: bk. 1; 24
After Six and All Day Sunday; In the Present Tense: bk. 1; 26
British Museum Waltz; In the Present Tense: bk. 1; 28
Like the Snow; In the Present Tense: bk. 1; 30
Long Time Since I Had a Lesson; In the Present Tense: bk. 1; 32
Man with a Microphone; In the Present Tense: bk. 1; 34
Present Tense; In the Present Tense: bk. 2; 2
Bitter Was the Night; In the Present Tense: bk. 2; 3
Lord of the Dance; In the Present Tense: bk. 2; 4
Friday Morning; In the Present Tense: bk. 2; 6
I Want to Have a Little Bomb Like You; In the Present Tense: bk. 2; 8
The Rat Race; In the Present Tense: bk. 2; 10
Mixed up Old Man; In the Present Tense: bk. 2; 12
Down Below; In the Present Tense: bk. 2; 14
Bell of Creation; In the Present Tense: bk. 2; 16
Never Can Tell; In the Present Tense: bk. 2; 18
Silver in the stubble; In the Present Tense: bk. 2; 20
Better Take a Book to Bed; In the Present Tense: bk. 2; 22
All Alone and All Together; In the Present Tense: bk. 2; 23
Middle aged, Middle class, Mediocre..; In the Present Tense: bk. 2; 24
Good Literature; In the Present Tense: bk. 2; 26
Feeling Sad and Lonely; In the Present Tense: bk. 2; 28
My Last Cigarette; In the Present Tense: bk. 2; 30
Travel On; In the Present Tense: bk. 3; 2
Run the Film Backwards; In the Present Tense: bk. 3; 4
Every Star shall sing a Carol; In the Present Tense: bk. 3; 6
When Were You Really Living?; In the Present Tense: bk. 3; 8
My Mum was a Woman; In the Present Tense: bk. 3; 9
The Devil Wore a Crucifix; In the Present Tense: bk. 3; 10
Here we go up to Bethlehem; In the Present Tense: bk. 3; 11
When I needed a Neighbour; In the Present Tense: bk. 3; 12
When they shouted Hosanna; In the Present Tense: bk. 3; 13
Son of Man; In the Present Tense: bk. 3; 14
Say Mr Barber; In the Present Tense: bk. 3; 15
The Crow on the Cradle; In the Present Tense: bk. 3; 16
Upon a Sunday Morning; In the Present Tense: bk. 3; 18
You think with a Bomb; In the Present Tense: bk. 3; 20
Plato in a Paperback; In the Present Tense: bk. 3; 22
Nowhere and Never; In the Present Tense: bk. 3; 24
When the Sailor Comes Ashore; In the Present Tense: bk. 3; 26
Port Mahon; In the Present Tense: bk. 3; 28
Putting out the Dustbin; In the Present Tense: bk. 3; 31
Shake and Shiver; Ring a Tune: bk. 4; 2
The Candlelight; Ring a Tune: bk. 4; 4
Eros; Ring a Tune: bk. 4; 6
The cattle ruled the ranches; Ring a Tune: bk. 4; 8
Come, holy harlequin; Ring a Tune: bk. 4; 9
5th of November; Ring a Tune: bk. 4; 12
One more step; Ring a Tune: bk. 4; 14
Doctor Spock; Ring a Tune: bk. 4; 16
Last Exit to Brooklyn; Ring a Tune: bk. 4; 18
Up at the House of Cecil Sharp; Ring a Tune: bk. 4; 20
Cruel Ann; Ring a Tune: bk. 4; 22
Put the moon in the dustbin; Ring a Tune: bk. 4; 24
Green like the leaves; Ring a Tune: bk. 4; 25
The holy horses; Ring a Tune: bk. 4; 28
Girl in a garden; Ring a Tune: bk. 4; 30
Coming or going away; Ring a Tune: bk. 4; 32

Port Mahon is listed in the 1969 book as being recorded by:
Nadia Cattouse on Parlophone R 5240
Julie Felix on Decca LK 4724 and
Patricia Goudry on Outlet TOL 104.

I have no idea if any of these have survived into the CD age. I am fairly certain that I have it on a vinyl LP, sung beautifully by Carole Pegg. I will check when I wade back into the vinyl shelves.

Regards,

Bob Bolton

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