Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Matthew Edwards Origins: Swaledale: a Sheffield Carol? (31) RE: Origins: Swaledale: a Sheffield Carol? 28 Dec 12


I've just been looking in Ian Russell's booklet 'Hark, Hark! What News' which accompanies the Village Carols CD of the same name recorded at Dungworth; there are more details on the Village Carols website, including a downloadable PDF of the booklet.

Ian Russell confirms the story given above about David Smith inviting Albert Broadhead to sing a solo at the Royal, and Albert choosing 'Swaledale' which he and his brother, Bernard had learned at Keld on their rambling excursions from a friend of theirs, Edgar Tissiman, a National Park Warden. The Broadhead brothers had sung it for years at the Saturday night singsongs held at the Three Merry Lads in Lodge Moor in the company of a remarkable group of singers whom I would love to have heard singing together. The booklet contains a photograph of Albert singing at the Royal in 1992 aged 87.

The index to the booklet mentions the other Swaledale song 'The Ballad of Swaledale', whose chorus begins:-

"Beautiful Swaledale, land of rest,
Beautiful Swaledale, I love thee the best."

Bradfordian requested the lyrics for this in a Mudcat thread 10 years ago, but he never got a full answer, so I hope somebody can track it down now. See Another Swaledale Song.

Matthew


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.