It must be twenty years ago that I sang this song at a folk club and someone pointed out that the chorus crops up in a Carter Family song. The chorus comes from an American song written by T. Ranson in , which may well have gained popularity in Britain at the time.
Fare-thee-well cold winter. I always think of this as a Kentish song. I learned it from George Spicer , who was born at Little Chart near Ashford, and learned most of his songs as a young man in Kent. And in the s, when I met Charlie Bridger , I found that he also knew the song — at least, he knew the first verse and chorus, and I was able to provide him with the rest of the words.
But of course the song was known throughout Britain, and further afield. Few songs have achieved such widespread popularity among country singers and their audiences. It turns up again and again in tap-room sing-songs throughout Britain, even through into the s. The song appeared on one or two late nineteenth-century broadsides, and was probably written about Incomprehensibly, neither of those records — nor indeed any of their s output for Topic — has ever been re-released on CD.
For a few years, this was my party piece. The Songs Indexes What? Search this blog. September 27, September 21, While after the Famine the majority of Irish emigrants to America were Catholics, before then the greatest number had been Protestants: In Ireland the Ulster Presbyterians experienced a number of problems that made their lives difficult.
September 13, Consequently, having started to sing this at folk clubs in the early nineties, I soon gave up — when it got to the chorus everyone seemed to weigh in with the tune or harmony they knew, and it tended to clash rather horribly with what I was singing.
Several readers of this blog will know what those circumstances were, and will understand when I say that I have never derived less enjoyment from singing a song.
John Peel reckoned that every time Martin recorded a new session, the song had acquired a few extra verses. Well, there are plenty to choose from, even before you start making up brand new ones. There are in fact whole chunks of the Carthy story which are missing from my version.
In particular, when the King goes out hunting, nothing of note seems to happen, and he comes home safely two verses later. The song itself dates back to the seventeenth century. Vertical Siding. Vertical siding comes in different profiles and dimensions to accommodate a wide variety of design styles. Vertical siding has become very popular as a accent element or design feature. Because the pattern of vertical lines can have very powerful effect, if is an excellent choice for entryways, low porch walls, gables and dormers.
Shakes and Shingles. Live album plus film of a Crazy Horse show at a small club called the Catalyst at the outset of the Ragged Glory tour. Again he has been showing a song a week on the web site. Live album plus film of a solo show done within a few days of the Massey Hall concert that was in Volume 1. Yet again previews have been on site. There was some mention this would be part of an expanded After The Gold Rush but lately it is being referred to as a stand alone.
Will be a great year to be a Neil fan if this happens. Another good reason to stay safe. If I interpret this correctly three albums we have already paid for plus the tracks form a fourth will be in this package. Do you think the option to buy some CDs separately as with Archives Vol 1 will available. Much as I love Neil buying the same thing twice does not appeal!
David, agree, this is disappointing as a similar thing happened with Archives 1. Having said that, its been an incredible release schedule in recent years, all top grade quality from different points in his unmatched career. I have been getting the Studio vinyl box sets, 3 released so far, so up to The next one will be interesting, as there are two Reprise albums, and then his next 5 albums were with Geffen.
Your email address will not be published. Search Search. Skip to content. Homegrown is released on 19 JuneIt was probably just a little bit later than that when I acquired a copy of the Topic LP Sussex Harvest, on which the opening track, funnily enough, is ‘Canadee-i-o’ – sung by Harry Upton from Balcombe, West Sussex, recorded by Mike Yates. I fairly soon decided to learn Harry Upton’s version, although it was probably some years later.