The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48354   Message #725490
Posted By: CET
07-Jun-02 - 04:00 PM
Thread Name: Folk Opera: The Transports (Bellamy, et al.)
Subject: The Transports
When I was in university in the late seventies, a musician friend of mine told me about a folk opera called The Transports, which was based on traditional songs about people sentenced to transportation. I remember he sang a song from it that as far as I can remember went something like:

"Oh, the dark and bitter night And oh, the windy day For my love has been snatched far, far from my sight And the transports will take her away"

This was a beautiful song. Unfortunately, that's all I can remember of it.

I believe there is a recording of The Transports, but I haven't been able to find it in almost 25 years. Does any one know anything about it? Is it available on CD ?(that's probably too much to hope for).