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Cold Snap

Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger
Cold Snap

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Husband-and-wife folksinger-songwriters Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger offer an intriguing collection of “traditional and contemporary songs and ballads.” They are accompanied by Ewan’s sons Calum and Neill on guitars, along with guitarist Alan Prosser and fiddler Ian Telfer. Recorded in England in 1978, MacColl and Seeger split the singing duties, with MacColl singing eight songs and Seeger six. The instrumental “Dull Monday” completes the recording. MacColl includes two of his songs, “The Lag’s Song” and “The Parliamentary Polka” in the collection. Liner notes include the track listing, song lyrics, and background information about each selection.

Track Listing

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The Riddle Song Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:50
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Brave Honest Jack Tar Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:04
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Allende's Song Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 4:17
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Johnny Sangster Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:30
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Tam Lin Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 9:05
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Dull Monday Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:08
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The Lag's Song Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:14
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Parliamentary Polka Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:17
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Barbara Allen Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 6:29
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As I Came in by Fisherraw Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:05
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Song for Calum Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:31
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The Fishy Crab Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:17
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Willie Reilly Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 4:37
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The Ale-Wife Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:42
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Thoughts of Time Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:58

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