The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #44256   Message #650513
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
14-Feb-02 - 09:45 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Smacksman
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Smacksman
A good song from a fine traditional singer, on whose life Ewan MacColl based his song  The Shoals of Herring.  Not, perhaps, as useful as it might be without its tune, though, so I've made a midi from the notation given in Roy Palmer's book Boxing the Compass (Herron Publishing, 2001).  No doubt it will eventually find its way to the  Mudcat Midi Pages;  meanwhile, it can be heard via the  South Riding Folk Network  site:

The Smacksman (midi)