More Folk Music

Sons of Erin   •   The Town I Love So Well

image
image image image
  • The Town I Love So Well
    • 1975 - Erinson ERIN 1100S LP (CAN)
  • Side One
    1. Nora
    2. Yarmouth Town
    3. Flower Of Scotland
    4. I Never Will Marry
    5. Junior Crehan's Favourite & Corney is Coming
    6. Hot Asphalt
    7. New South Wales
  • Side Two
    1. Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway
    2. There's Got To Be An End
    3. Paddy Lay Back
    4. The Town I Love So Well
    5. Henry My Son
    6. On The One Road
    7. The Letter

  • Sons of Erin
    • Chris Hennessy (Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland): Vocals, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, 12 String Guitar, Harmonica
    • Ralph O'Brien (Dublin, Ireland): Vocals, 2nd Guitar
    • Robert O'Donovan (Cork City, Ireland): Vocals, Fiddle, Viola, Mandolin, Whistle
  • Musicians
    • Grant Kennedy: Electric Bass, String Bass (Nora; The Town I Love So Well; Paddy Lay Back.)
    • Len MacDonald: Steel Guitar (Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway)
    • Len Brennan: Electric Bass (remaining selections)
  • Credits
    • Produced by Sons Of Erin
    • Engineer: Grant Kenned
    • Recorded At Audio Atlantic Recording Studios, Halifax.
    • Publishing: ERINSON MUSIC (CAPAC)
    • Photography: Sherman Mines

Sleeve Notes

Nora (O'Casey) — From the pen of the late great Irish playwright, Sean O'Casey.

Yarmouth Town (Traditional) — Jack goes ashore in Yarmouth with interesting results.

Flower Of Scotland (Roy Williamson) — One of the finer Scottish songs with deep historic overtones.

I Never Will Marry (A. P. Carter) — Casanova said "Marriage is the tomb of love"; this girl seems to think so.

Junior Crehan's Favourite & Corney is Coming (Traditional) — Instrumental

Hot Asphalt (Dominic Behan) — An ill-fated policeman ends up as a museum exhibit.

New South Wales (Traditional) — The sheep shearing life was too much for this fellow.

Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway (Gerry Rafferty) — Scottish songwriter Gerry Rafferty is responsible for this fine folk song.

There's Got To Be An End (D. O'Brien) — The dream of many.

Paddy Lay Back (Traditional) — The call of the sea.

The Town I Love So Well (Coulter) — An immigrant returns to his war-torn home town.

Henry My Son (Traditional) — A young lover meets an untimely death at the hand of his sweetheart.

On The One Road (Traditional) — Let's get on it.

The Letter (Tony Lynch) — A letter from a mother in Ireland to her immigrant son.