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Thread #51816   Message #791197
Posted By: GUEST
25-Sep-02 - 03:18 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Redwing - East Anglian Song and Tune
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Redwing - East Anglian Song and Tune
Damn!! Message partly lost in cyberspace!!

What I meant to say was that:

Reg Hall quoted these lyrics (without giving a source; he probably thought that it was a well known ditty) in his notes to the tune Redwing on the Topic 1976 LP English Country Music: Topic 12T296, where the tune is played by:-
Walter Bulwer - Fiddle
Billy Cooper - Hammer Dulcimer
Daisy Bulwer - Piano
Reg Hall - Melodeon
Mervyn Plunkett - snare drum
Russell Wortley - Pipe-and-tabor

The LP, which influenced many English musicians, just as an earlier (very) limited edition of 99 copies had when released in 1965, was based on recordings made in the Bulwer's cottage in Shipdam, Norfolk in August 1962.

Topic recently reissued the recordings on CD as 'English Country Music' TSCD607 together with some additional material also recorded by Mervyn Plunkett from the Bulwers in 1960 and 1959, and with Scan Tester added playing concertina from 1966. Well worth listening to!