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English Folk Songs

English Folk Songs

Wallace House (1900–1983), singer, actor and dramatic arts professor at New York University, was born on the English Channel island of Guernsey. His family moved to Canada when he was nine years old. Growing up he learned many English folk songs from his parents and their friends. As an adult, he traveled throughout England, recording songs and learning the various English dialects spoken in different parts of the country. His linguistic ability enabled him to perform with authenticity local versions of folk songs in the appropriate dialect. Wallace recorded a total of eight recordings for Folkways Records. Liner notes include biographical information and background information and lyrics of each song.

Track Listing

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I'm Seventeen Cum Sunday Wallace House 1:55
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On Ilkley Moor Bar t'At Wallace House 3:15
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The Lover's Departure Wallace House 1:27
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The Poachers of Lincolnshire Wallace House 1:36
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Old Farmer Buck Wallace House 1:20
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Because I Were Shy Wallace House 1:34
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Young Herchard O' Taunton Dean Wallace House 2:39
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Tally Ho! My Fine Sportsmen Wallace House 1:47
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Gently Johnny, My Jingalo Wallace House 1:35
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The Eddystone Light Wallace House 1:31
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Turmut Hoeing Wallace House 1:36
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Jack Hall Wallace House 2:41
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Aa Hope Ye'll Be Kind to Me Dowter Wallace House 2:03
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The Barkshire Tragedy (The Twa Sisters) Wallace House 3:51
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The Derby Tup (The Derby Ram) Wallace House 2:00
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Jan's Courtship Wallace House 2:09
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