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England

Derek Sarjeant
& Hazel King

Folk Matters

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  • Folk Matters
    • 1973 – Assembly JP3012 LP
  • Side One
    1. The Dockyard Gate
    2. A Week Before Easter
    3. Three Score And Ten
    4. Brigg Fair
    5. Chilbridge Fair
    6. Young Ramble Away
    7. Go To Sea No More
  • Side Two
    1. The Dowie Dens Of Yarrow
    2. A Sailor's Life
    3. Rounding Of Cape Horn
    4. The Female Drummer
    5. Baby Lie Easy
    6. Thyme It Is A Precious Thing

  • Musicians
    • Derek Sarjeant Vocals, Guitar
    • Hazel King: Vocal, Guitar
    • Steve Benbow: Guitar
    • Paddy Marchant: Concertina
  • Credits
    • Recorded at Chalk farm Studio by R Aitchison
    • Sleeve Design: Hazel King

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Sleeve Notes

DOCKYARD GATE
The words to this song can found in "Marrowbones". Collected by Dr. George Gardiner at Portsmouth Workhouse in 1907.

A WEEK BEFORE EASTER
Collected orally but published by E.F.D.S.S. This version from Sussex also known under the titles - The False Bride and The False Hearted Lover.

THREE SCORE AND TEN
This song written by William Delph a Whitby fisherman to commemorate a freak strom in 1899, was circulated along the Yorkshire coast a Broadside.

BRIGG FAIR
Collected by Percy Grainger from Joseph Taylor in Lincolnshire 1905. published by E.F.D.S.S.

CHILBRIDGE FAIR
Learnt orally. A version from Dorset is printed in "The Constant Lovers". Collected by the Hammond Brothers.

YOUNG RAMBLE AWAY
This song is also know as Brimbledon Fair, Brimingham Fair and Brocklesby Fair. Versions were collected by Cecil Sharpy, Rev. S. Baring-Gould and Frank Kidson.

GO TO SEA MORE
Several version of this song are contained in Stan Hugill's "Shanties of the Seven Seas". The words of this particular version are noted in Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl's "The Singing Island".

DENS OF YARROW
Child Ballads No.214 this song was first published in Scott's "Minsterlsy of The Scottish Border" 1803.

A SAILOR'S LIFE
Collected in Sussex in 1899 and noted in "The Penguin Book of English Folk Songs".

ROUNDING CAPE HORN
Collected in Lincolnshire in 1907. Noted in "The Penguin Book of English Folk Songs".

THE FEMALE DRUMMER
Collected by Dr. George Gardiner in Hampshire1907. Noted in "The Wanton Seed".

BABY LIE EASY
This song was collected in the West Country by Cyril Tawney.

THYME IT IS A PRECIOUS THING
A song learnt orally from Barrie Roberts of Wasall. A variant of "The Sprig of Thyme".


This record contains an interesting selection of traditional songs for DEREK & HAZEL'S extensive repertoire. They cover a wide range of social and behavioral comment including sea songs, laments and cautionary tales for both sexes. Well know throughout the folk clubs and colleges for their songs and artistry, even in the recording studio they have managed to perform with authenticity and yet with a professionalism which makes this record enjoyable to all those with an interest in "FOLK MATTERS".

Jack Parkinson