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Folk Ballads of the English-Speaking World

Folk Ballads of the English-Speaking World

Here, singer and collector Paul Clayton performs fifteen texts collected in The Viking Book of Folk Ballads, including historical ballads to songs about tabloid crime. Rather than reproducing previous traditional singers' performances exactly, Clayton himself enters the "folk process" by combining texts and melodies from different versions of each ballad.

Track Listing

101
Lilliburlero Paul Clayton 1:49
102
Bailiff's Daughter of Islington Paul Clayton 3:34
103
The Darby Ram Paul Clayton 1:36
104
The Sea Captain Paul Clayton 2:23
105
Botany Bay Paul Clayton 2:30
106
Great Silkie of Sule Skerry Paul Clayton 5:03
107
Omie Wise Paul Clayton 2:44
108
Lass of Roch Royal Paul Clayton 6:04
201
The Baffled Knight Paul Clayton 1:25
202
The Dying Stockman Paul Clayton 2:36
203
Dupree Paul Clayton 2:00
204
The Cherry-Tree Carol Paul Clayton 4:21
205
Katherine Jaffray Paul Clayton 3:24
206
The Avondale Mine Disaster Paul Clayton 2:53
207
The Twa Sisters (The Two Sisters) Paul Clayton 6:55

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