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The Man With a Rhyme

The Man With a Rhyme, LP artwork
The Man With a Rhyme by Archie Fisher, LP artwork
The Man With a Rhyme, CD artwork
The Man With a Rhyme by Archie Fisher, CD artwork
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"Fisher exemplifies all that is good about the folksong revival. His deep respect for the older musical traditions of his native Scotland enables him to approach them creatively; his understanding of those traditions is such that he has been able to compose a new ballad ("The Witch of the West-mer-lands") that could easily assume a place among the classic ballads compiled by Francis James Child during the latter part of the last century. A superbly inventive guitarist, Archie's accompaniments are always appropriate to the song: never distorting it, never overwhelming it. Whether it be a rich underscoring of the original air or an exquisite counter-melody reflecting and complementing it, there is a satisfying sense of rightness in all of Archie's arrangements."
- Sandy Paton, co-founder Folk-Legacy Records, 1976

The Man With a Rhyme is the first work of Scottish folksinger Archie Fisher recorded in the United States. It presents inventive though traditionally-grounded performances of Scottish folk songs, as well as two of his own songs. He is accompanied by Lorraine Lee, Ann Mayo Muir, Lani Herrmann, Kathy Westra, and Wendy Grossman.

Track Listing

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Twa Bonnie Maidens Archie Fisher 3:25
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Welcome, Royal Charlie Archie Fisher 3:01
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Dark Eyed Molly Archie Fisher 3:00
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Queen Amang the Heather Archie Fisher 3:52
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Jock Stewart Archie Fisher 2:55
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Witch of the West-Mer-Lands Archie Fisher 4:35
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The Echo Mocks the Corncrake Archie Fisher 2:43
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Western Island Archie Fisher 1:59
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Upstairs and Downstairs Archie Fisher 2:02
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Mount and Go Archie Fisher 3:12
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The Wounded Whale Archie Fisher 4:07
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The Cruel Brother Archie Fisher 5:41
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Helen of Kirkconnell Lea Archie Fisher 3:33
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Coshieville Archie Fisher 3:06
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South Wind Archie Fisher 3:18
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