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Traditional English Love Songs

Harry Cox
Traditional English Love Songs

Born in the late 19th century, Harry Cox was an English farm laborer from the East Anglian coast, remembered for his rich repertoire of traditional songs and mastery of the unaccompanied style of singing in his native Norfolk dialect. He was among the most influential traditional singers of the English folk revival of the mid-20th century, inspiring the likes of Shirley Collins, Martin Carthy, and many more. Traditional English Love Songs, recorded less than a decade before Cox's death and originally released by Folk-Legacy Records, offers nuanced, authentic, and highly detailed performances of the singing tradition of rural east England from one of its most consequential but often uncelebrated tradition-bearers.

Track Listing

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Seventeen Come Sunday Harry Cox 02:40
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The Spotted Cow Harry Cox 01:44
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Next Monday Morning Harry Cox 03:04
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The Greasy Cook Harry Cox 01:57
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Colin And Phoebe Harry Cox 04:01
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The Birmingham Man Harry Cox 04:23
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A Week Of Matrimony Harry Cox 04:33
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The Bonny Labouring Boy Harry Cox 03:25
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The Female Drummer Harry Cox 04:13
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The Squire And The Gypsy Harry Cox 02:34
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Marrowbones Harry Cox 01:50
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The Groggy Old Tailor Harry Cox 03:25
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Up To The Rigs Of London Harry Cox 03:37
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The Old German Musicianer Harry Cox 03:30