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Lusty Broadside Ballads & Playford Dances of 17th Century England

Lusty Broadside Ballads & Playford Dances of 17th Century England
Lusty Broadside Ballads & Playford Dances of 17th Century England

Lusty Broadside Ballads & Playford Dances of 17th Century England

City Waites
directed by
Lucie Skeaping

Catalogue Number: ALC 1275
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time: 70:42 DDD 1992-95





“nearly flawless: singing is not flashy, but genuinely well executed … playing is solid and infectious … songs are well selected and intelligently ordered – as if it could have been plucked from a tavern 350 years ago …. Throughout, there is an infectious joy expressed in the four-part harmonies. There are songs here that make the listener want to jump and dance a merry jig” (MusicWeb) “City Waites give us a taste of the broadside ballad culture which pervaded the Restoration years … and instrumental numbers from well-known anthologies like Playford’s Dancing Master … whilst other numbers have been dredged up straight from the 17th-century gutter” (Gramophone)

  • [1] Bobbing Jo 1.25
  • [2] Brooms for old shoes 1.38
  • [3] The Traders Medley 2.31
  • [4] Diddle diddle (Lavenders Green) 2.41
  • [5] We be Soldiers Three 1.26
  • [6] Branles 4.58
  • [7] The Three Ravens 2.57
  • [8] Tomorrow the Fox will come to Town 2.30
  • [9] My dog and I 4.06
  • [10] The Merry, merry Milkmaids 1.42
  • [11] Newcastle 1.53
  • [12] The Northern Lassies Lamentation (Oak & The Ash) 2.56
  • [13] The Jovial Broom Man 3.01
  • [14] Nine Pins/Jenny Pluck Pears/Half Hanekin 4.20
  • [15] The Baffled Knight 3.42
  • [16] Paul’s Wharf 2.01
  • [17] Tobacco is an Indian Weed 3.10
  • [18] You lasses and lads 1.39
  • [19] Jockey’s Lamentation (Over the hills & far away) 4.20
  • [20] Blue Cap 1.17
  • [21] The Crossed Couple 3.50
  • [22] The Farmer’s Cursed Wife (Lillibulero) 4.38
  • [23] Lumps of Pudding 2.41
  • [24] The Broom of the Cowdenowes 2.59
  • [25] The Chirping of the Lark/Parsons Farewell 2.09