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Broadside Ballads, Vol. 2 (London: 1600-1700) - Female Frollicks and Politicke

Broadside Ballads, Vol. 2 (London: 1600-1700) - Female Frollicks and Politicke

This second volume (see Folkways FW03043, Broadside Ballads, Volume 1) continues Ewan MacColl’s exploration of English broadside ballads. It features songs about the exploits of women, from a woman who dresses in highwayman’s clothes for nefarious purposes (and comes to no good end) to the story of Constance of Cleveland, who was betrayed by a disloyal knight.

Track Listing

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The Female Frolic (The Female Frollick) Ewan MacColl 4:11
102
Give Me My Yellow Hose Ewan MacColl 8:43
103
A King and No King Ewan MacColl 5:36
201
Constance of Cleveland Ewan MacColl 16:54

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