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England

Derek Sarjeant
& Hazel King

Hills and Dales

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  • Hills and Dales
    • 1976 – Assembly SK 127 LP
  • Side One
    1. The Hills And Dales
    2. Lovely Joan
    3. Marrowbones
    4. Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy
    5. The Blacksmith
    6. The Banks Of Sweet Primroses
    7. John Barleycorn
  • Side Two
    1. Just As The Tide Was Flowing
    2. Young Edwin I.n The Lands Low
    3. The Loss Of London City
    4. I Live Not Where I Love
    5. The Grey Cock
    6. The Prickly Bush

  • Musicians
    • Derek Sarjeant: Vocals, Guitar, Concertina
    • Hazel King: Vocal, Guitar
    • Steve Benbow: Guitar
    • Dick Powell: Fiddle
    • Gerry Higgins: Bass
  • Credits
    • Recorded Curly Clayton at Highbury Studios
    • Sleeve Design: Hazel King
    • Sleeve Notes: Derek Sarjeant

Sleeve Notes

THE HILLS AND DALES — A song noted by F. Keel in Healemere, Surrey at the beginning of the century. Noted in the Journal of the Folk Song Society. According to Lucy Broadwood the tune was very characteristic of Sussex and Surrey.

LOVELY JOAN — This was collected in Norfolk by Ralph Vaughan Williams in 1908. He later used the tune in his Fantasia on Greensleeves. Versions of this song have been collected in Sussex, Sufolk, Somerset and Wiltshire with texts printed in the Journal's of the Folk Song Society and in the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs.

MARROWBONES — Many variants of this song are sung and have teen wildely collected throughout Brittain, Ireland and America. This text is published in "Marrowbones" and was collected by the Hammond brothers in Bridport, Dorset, 1906.

ADIEU SWEET LOVELY NANCY — The has become a favorite song amongst traditional revivalist singers — learnt orally in a Sussex pub. It is one of many beautiful songs in repertoire of the Copper Family of Sussex. Published in the Journal of the Folk Song Society.

THE BLACKSMITH — Versions of this song has been collected in Sussex, Essex, Herefordshire, Somerset and Dorset and noted in the Journals of the Folk Song Society. The tune used here was learnt orally and is a close relative of that commonly used for John Bunyan's hymn "He Who Would Valiant Be".

THE BANKS OF SWEET PRIMOROSES — Cecil Sharp collected several versions of this song in Devon end Somerset. Although the song is widespread particular in the South and West of England the tune and text differ only slightly.

JOHN BARLEYCORN — During the present century versions have been collected from Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey, Somerset and Wiltshire. This particular song was collected by Cecil Sharp in Bampton, Oxon, in 1900. Printed in the Journal of the Folk Song Society and in the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs.

JUST AS THE TIDE WAS FLOWING — F. Kidson, Baring-Gould, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Cecil Sharp all collected versions of this song. This version collected in Chedington, Dorset in 1906 by the Hammond brothers published in "Marrowbones". The fine tune was adapted by Morris musicians and is known as "The Blue Eyed Stranger".

YOUNG EDWIN IN THE LOWLANDS LOW — Many versions of this song found in England, Scotland and Ireland. Several, versions also found in America. The text and tune are printed in the Journal of the Folk Song Society and in the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs. Collected by Charles Gamblin and Ralph Vaughan Williams in Basingstoke, Hants, in 1907.

THE LASS OF LONDON CITY — The song was collected in 1906 by Dr. George Gardiner at Basingstoke, Hants and slightly augmented from a broadside by J. Pitt of Seven Dials. Verse four was added by Frank Purslow and appears in "The Wanton Seed".

LIVE NOT WHERE I LOVE — Otherwise known as Farewell Lads and Farewell Lassies. A condensed version of the "New Court Song" of the late 17th century called "The Constant Lover" printed in the Journal of the Folk Song Society and in "Marrowbones". Collected by the Hammond brothers in Piddletown. Dorset 1905.

THE GREY COCK — This is No. 248 in Professor F.C. Child's "English and Scottish Popular Ballads" although this particular version was collected as late as 1961 from a singer in Birmingham and printed in the Journal's of the Folk Song Society and in the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs.

THE PRICKLY BUSH — This story or ballad is one of the most wildely distributed in the world. Subsequent to its publication in the Folk Song Society Journals, many more variants have been found in the USA. No. 95 in the Child Ballad Collection under the title "Maid Freed from the Gallows".