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Posted By: Sandra in Sydney
23-Jun-14 - 09:33 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Aussie versions of Child ballads?
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Aussie versions of Child ballads?
Martyn Wyndham-Read performed it on the double CD Song Links FECD 176D
'Song Links' is now launched!

The words are in the booklet. The song was collected from Simon (Simmy) McDonald & was one of the songs handed down from an Irish sailor ancestor.

oral history recording of SImon McDonald Fiddle: 1. Father O'Flynn, 2. Pibroch of Donuil Dhu, 3. Rakes of Kildare, 4. Mrs McLeods reel, 5. Frog potters, 6. Green shades of Gask, 7. Jack's the lad. Singing: 8. Claudy banks, fiddle intro. Conversation: 9. Interview by Norm O'Connor and Maryjean Officer, McDonald speaks of learning songs, family background. Singing: 10. There was an old woman wrapped up in a blanket. Conversation: 11. McDonald speaks of his family history, songs and tunes about Napoleon, playing and learning to play fiddle and tin whistle. Fiddle: 12. Napoleon's march. Conversation: 13. McDonald speaks of his father, learning songs, other family members and experiences. Singing: 14. The lost sailor, 15. Jenny of the moor, Side 2. Singing: 1. The golden vanity. Rest of side 2 is blank.

The CD is still available from Fellside

I've just found MW-R's Song Links version on this thread - Golden Vanity Variants - posted by Roberto on 24 Jul 04 - 02:18 PM, version 10

sandra