The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #28611   Message #357497
Posted By: Wolfgang
15-Dec-00 - 05:11 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Claudy Banks/Where are the Claudy Banks?
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Claudy Banks
Here are the notes from the 'Common Tongue' CD to the Claudy Banks sung by E. Carthy:

Claudy Banks is a small pearl. We have (probably) Vaughan Williams to thank for recording this on a cylinder around 1908-10 from a sweet Southampton singer called Frederick White, whose recording survives rather damaged but still to be relished. It's one of the so-called Broken Token songs—albeit one that has no broken token!