1962
Label: Riverside Records - RLP 12-618 • Series: Folklore Series • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country •
When Johnsons Ale Was New - A. L. Lloyd - English Drinking Songs (Vinyl, LP)

(Sleeve notes to A L Lloyd's LP "English Drinking Songs") Annie G. Gilchrist collected a version sung by the Overton, Lancashire, Jolly Boys titled "When John's Sail Was New", which as well as many of the usual suspects (soldier, tinkler (sic), cobbler, mason and the poor rag-man), include a "musseller", another local gue: Roud

View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of "English Drinking Songs" on Discogs.4/5(2).

 · A collection of songs from widely differing periods and places, all sung (with vocal backup from an unnamed group) by the inimitable A.L. Lloyd, who also annotated the of the pieces are presented in variant versions here -- "The Foggy Dew," for example, has none of the usual sentimentality, while this version of "Maggie Mae" is as prosaic as any you will find -- and others are /10(5).

 · All tracks trad. Sleeve Notes by A.L. Lloyd. There are songs men sing by the kitchen fireside and songs they sing at the tail of a plough. There are also the songs they bawl round the barroom table of a little country alehouse on a Saturday night, when the place is too crowded for playing darts or the silly game called Bumblepuppy.

He had experienced these folk songs as they had been performed by the ordinary folk of manual workers, sailors and families across England. Albert Lancaster Lloyd, usually known as A. L. Lloyd or Bert Lloyd, was an English folk singer and collector of folk songs, and as such was a key figure in the folk music revival of the s and s/5(8).


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  1.  · English Drinking Songs A.L. Lloyd Singer/Songwriter • Play Shuffle. SONG TIME The Derby Ram. 1. PREVIEW The Foggy Dew. 2. PREVIEW Maggie May. 3. PREVIEW When Johnson's Ale Was New. 4. PREVIEW The Butcher & the Chambermaid.

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