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New Briton Gazette, Vol. 1

Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger
New Briton Gazette, Vol. 1

The husband-and-wife folk duo of Scotsman Ewan MacColl (1915–1989) and American Peggy Seeger (b. 1935) sing a collection of original “contemporary British songs.” Many of MacColl and Seeger’s songs, which utilize traditional and original folk melodies, focus on the economic and political struggles of the working class in mid-20th-century Great Britain. Of note are Seeger’s songs “The Crooked Cross,” about the reappearance of swastikas on synagogues in Germany in the 1950s, and “There’s Better Things For You,” an anti-nuclear-bomb marching song. Song lyrics are in the liner notes.

Track Listing

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Come Fill Up Your Glasses Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 4:16
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102
Ballad of the Carpenter Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 4:52
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103
The Ballad of Springhill Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:53
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104
The Lifeboat Mona Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 4:27
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105
The Trafford Road Ballad Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:17
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106
The Fireman's Not for Me Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 1:43
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107
When I Was a Young Lad Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:46
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201
The Crooked Cross Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:18
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202
There's Better Things to Do Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:33
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203
Brother, Won't You Join in the Line Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:38
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204
The Space Girl's Song Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:14
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205
Come All You Gallant Colliers Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:22
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206
Come Me Little Son Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:30
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207
The Fitter's Song Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 1:47
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208
The Exile Song Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 1:28
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