Jon recalls, “Probably one of the most exciting phone calls I’ve ever had was from John Spiers saying that Eliza Carthy had been in touch and was asking if we’d like to play on her new album. This was one of three tracks we played on, and we ended up playing it quite a lot after joining her band, although we actually new it already from Graham Metcalfe’s rather magnificent pub version.”
I’m interested to note from the various sleeve notes at Mainly Norfolk that this is alternately known as Oxford City and any number of variants are of course possible. I guess that tales of murderous jealousy were all the rage, but then we probably know that don’t we. Mind you it is a good song and Eliza’s notes plus others that help to flesh out its history.