(1970) The Critics Group – As we were a sailing

Shanties and Forebitters

Argo issue number: ZDA 137

Producer: Harley Usill
Engineer: Kevin Daly
Sleeve Design: Dave Scott

The Critics Group:
Ewan MacColl
Aldwyn Cooper
John Faulkner
Brian Pearson
Dick Snell
Terry Yarnell

Accompanied by
John Faulkner – mandolin, fiddle
Sandra Kerr – guitar, dulcimer, whistle
Peggy Seeger – guitar, concertina, banjo


AsWeWereASailingRearredSide One
1 Slave Ho (fragment of capstan shanty) – AC and chorus
2 Billy Riley (halyard shanty) – JF and chorus
3 Sir Francis Drake – JF and TY vocals, PS concertina, SK guitar
4 Farewell To Tarwhathie – EM unaccompanied
5 The New York Trader – JF vocals, SK dulcimer
6 Sailing Over The Dogger Bank – AC and chorus, PS concertina
7 The Bold Pirate – DS unaccompanied
8 The Alabama (halyard shanty) – TY and chorus
9 So Handy (halyard shanty) – BP and chorus
10 The Flying Cloud – EM unaccompanied

Side Two
1 The North Sea Holes – EM and chorus, PS and SK guitars, JF mandolin
2 Loss Of The Ramillies – BP unaccompanied
3 As We Were a-Sailing – JF unaccompanied
4 The Press Gang – TY vocals, PS concertina, SK whistle
5 The Dockyard Gate – DS vocals, PS banjo, JF fiddle
6 Bottle-O (halyard shanty) – TY and chorus
7 Long Time Ago (halyard shanty) – JF and chorus
8 Nancy Of Yarmouth – EM vocals, PS concertina
9 John Dameray (short-haul shanty) – BP and chorus
10 Bold Benjamin – TY and chorus

~ by folkcatalogue on July 3, 2009.

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