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Lyr Add: Ed Pickford Songs

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FAREWELL, JOHNNY MINER


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mark gregory 04 Feb 09 - 11:58 PM
Folkiedave 05 Feb 09 - 03:05 PM
Betsy 05 Feb 09 - 03:43 PM
peregrina 05 Feb 09 - 03:55 PM
Dave Sutherland 05 Feb 09 - 04:28 PM
Betsy 06 Feb 09 - 10:09 AM
Colin Randall 15 Feb 09 - 09:40 AM
Jim Dixon 16 Feb 09 - 01:31 PM
GUEST,Steve 18 Feb 09 - 07:30 PM
Betsy 19 Feb 09 - 04:54 AM
nickp 19 Feb 09 - 10:12 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Ed Pickford Songs
From: mark gregory
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 11:58 PM

I have added the following Ed Pickford songs to the Union Songs Collection

Farewell Johnny Miner http://unionsong.com/u607.html
The Workers' Song http://unionsong.com/u608.html
Ah Cud Hew http://unionsong.com/u609.html
One Miner's Life http://unionsong.com/u610.html
Strange Lover Is A Coalmine http://unionsong.com/u611.html
I Am Coal http://unionsong.com/u612.html
Sixteen On The Dole http://unionsong.com/u613.html
The Pound A Week Rise http://unionsong.com/u614.html
The Credit Crunch Song http://unionsong.com/u615.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Ed Pickford Songs
From: Folkiedave
Date: 05 Feb 09 - 03:05 PM

When you see amongst those songs, those folk club "standards", you realise what damn good songwriter he is.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Ed Pickford Songs
From: Betsy
Date: 05 Feb 09 - 03:43 PM

Was Ed's Surmame - Pigford - which I seem to remember, or, - Pickford - as it keeps getting spelt on various threads ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Ed Pickford Songs
From: peregrina
Date: 05 Feb 09 - 03:55 PM

If you google you can find his website and songbook--spelled Pickford:

here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Ed Pickford Songs
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 05 Feb 09 - 04:28 PM

On his LP "Songwriter" it is Pickford


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Ed Pickford Songs
From: Betsy
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 10:09 AM

I rechecked by Google - it turned up this Mudcat thread
http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=50029#757410 and if Malcolm Douglas was puzzled after doing his homework , that's good enough for me.I always believed it was with a "g" - I can go back to the Northern Front days, and I wish Ed,Mike and Nick all the best , should they be viewing these pages.
It's no big deal of course, it's just a visual thing , I (rightly or wrongly) associate "Pickford" as being a spelling mistake e.g. as one I would if saw Middlesbrough spelt Middlesborough.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Ed Pickford Songs
From: Colin Randall
Date: 15 Feb 09 - 09:40 AM

I am in e-mail correspondence with Ed, having interviewed him for a series mentioned in another thread and beginning here:


http://www.salutlive.com/2009/02/ed-pickford-the-big-interview.html

and he is Pickford.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Ed Pickford Songs
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Feb 09 - 01:31 PM

Songs by Ed Pickford at Mudcat:

In the DT:
THE WORKERS' SONG
FAREWELL, JOHNNY MINER

Posted in various threads:
AA CUD HEW
THE WORKERS' SONG
UNCLE ALBERT'S SAD FAREWELL TO THE WORLD (recitation)
THE POUND A WEEK RISE
THE TORTOISE
THE OLDEST SWINGER IN TOWN
ONE MINER'S LIFE
HAMSTER SID
FAREWELL JOHNNY MINER
FAREWELL JOHNNY MINER
THE DOWDY STREETS OF JARROW (a parody on THE DOWY DENS OF YARROW)
THE POUND A WEEK RISE
GEORDIE BROON


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Ed Pickford Songs
From: GUEST,Steve
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 07:30 PM

I'm with Betsy... as someone who remembers Northern Front from days long gone I've always held the impression that Ed's surname was "Pigford". I can't remember exactly where or when (either not quite that sad or succumbing to memory loss... I prefer the former!) but it was definitely stated by either Nick or Mike on at least one one occasion. Looking back, it may well have been said as a joke but it stuck! Doesn't detract from the fact that Ed has written some cracking songs. Would be good to see Northern Front again if they ever had a mind to regroup!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Ed Pickford Songs
From: Betsy
Date: 19 Feb 09 - 04:54 AM

Missing from the above ( I think ) - "The day I took the vow ".
Chorus:-
The day I took the vow
The day I took the vow
I said farewell to liberty
The day I took the vow.
Quite a humourous song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Ed Pickford Songs
From: nickp
Date: 19 Feb 09 - 10:12 AM

Pretty sure it was Northern Front that I remember seeing at Durham Folk Festival mid-70's and one of them asking another (who was at the Town Hall piano) for a note to tune to. A piano key was suitably removed and thrown across the stage to great amusement...


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