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Mark Twain's “1601”

Mark Twain's “1601”

American writer and humorist Mark Twain wrote this ribald satire "1601" in 1876. Set in the court of Queen Elizabeth I, the story begins with an incident of flatulence and careens wildly into the subject of virginity. Twain clearly had fun with words and their hidden and not so hidden meanings. English-born self-styled minstrel Richard Dyer-Bennet gives a delightful reading of Twain's work and sings six bawdy classic folk songs to round out the recording. Brief liner notes accompany the recording.

Track Listing

1601 Richard Dyer-Bennet 16:28
Old Joe Clark Richard Dyer-Bennet 2:16
The Old She Crab Richard Dyer-Bennet 2:10
The Tailor's Boy Richard Dyer-Bennet 1:25
The Eer-i-e Canal Richard Dyer-Bennet 1:42
There Was a Friar in Our Town Richard Dyer-Bennet 1:33
The Gatherin' of the Clan Richard Dyer-Bennet 2:16