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Thread #132301   Message #2992022
Posted By: GUEST
23-Sep-10 - 04:15 AM
Thread Name: london folk songs
Subject: london folk songs
hi
i'm looking for folk songs which would be considered london folk songs.songs like sweet thames,up to the rigs,bows of london,wild and wicked youth.sam hall ,ratcliff highway.polly oliver .ploughboy and the cockney,grey cock, hopping down in kent etc
i've looked at the critics group a progress to london and sam lee's singing london but cannot find many of the songs covered.it may be on a deleted vinyl but thats not much use.
i've found youtube very helpful and i suppose any responses i would immediately check this to see how the song go's.
i moved from london to worcestershire and feel a sentimental need to sing songs related to home.as much as i love shanty and ploughboy songs i've enjoyed singing london songs recently
i'm going to do a home recording of london songs and would be grateful for any suggestions that would fit in with the above