A song by Cyril Tawney, of whom Jon says, “One of the great writers of the revival. Tawney’s songs have a majesty and depth to them that not many writers-in-the-tradition have ever equalled.” This song has clearly captured the imagination of many as a quick Google brings up Bob Dylan, Marianne Faithful, Pentangle, The Trees and The Corries amongst others. I also found this Guardian obituary for Cyril, which certainly makes interesting reading. You’ll find the lyrics at Mudcat here and scroll down to find related Cyril Tawney threads.
The buy links should now work properly. We had some problems with a duplicate track and everything needed to be updated, but I’ve just tested them and they are now OK!
You can buy the digital album now from the following stores: