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Saturday Night at the Bull and Mouth

Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger
Saturday Night at the Bull and Mouth

Husband-and-wife folk duo Ewan MacColl (1915–1989) and Peggy Seeger (b. 1935) present this live set of folk songs, recorded at the Bull & Mouth pub in London, England, in 1978. The songs, arranged by MacColl and Seeger, range from traditional Child ballads (“Rambling Man” and “Th‘owd Chap”) to MacColl’s protest song about the massacre of black South Africans in Sharpville in 1960 (“The Ballad of Sharpville”). Peggy Seeger plays the English concertina, a small accordion, on two selections (“Rattling Roaring Willie” and “I’m a Rover”). Liner notes include lyrics to all the tracks, along with brief summaries explaining the origins of each.

Track Listing

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Blackleg Miner Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 1:54
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Rambling Man (Child No. 279) Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 5:01
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Young Peggy Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:29
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John J. Curtis Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:40
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John Hardy Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 4:00
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Willie's Lyke-Wake Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 5:41
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The Ballad of Sharpville Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 4:46
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Freight Train Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:24
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Ythanside Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 3:52
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Soap Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 4:04
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The 'Owd Chap (Child 274) Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:55
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Rattling Roaring Willie Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 1:35
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Up In Wisconsin Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 4:16
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Mysterious Lover Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 2:28
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I'm a Rover Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 5:09
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