I'll buy, unheard, any CD that Roy Bailey cares to put out [I hope 'Coda' isn't his last]. I don't think he has written any songs himself - I haven't heard them if he has. Magnificent interpreter. He must have waded through oceans of shit to come up consistently with the gems that he has. I think it was Professor Child who said that the broadside ballads were a 'veritable dunghill' from which the occasional gem could be found. God help him if he were confronted with the deluge from 20th/21st century singer/songwriters - but a surprising number of gems may still be found.