Jon says, “The first Waterson:Carthy album is, in my view, one of the great folk records of all time. Hearing the combination of Eliza and Nancy Kerr’s fiddles with the massed Waterson vocals was a real inspirational moment for me. I’ve since got hold of Mike Waterson’s solo version which is also brilliant. I make no claims for the relative quality of my version here – it’s a pale imitation at best, but it is a great song for the pub.” Right, come on you lot! That’s three part harmony required! I think Eliza relished this on the CD and it’s telling to see how this was cleaned up by the early collectors, as they couldn’t face the thought of a seductress. Amongst the fabulous detailed Waterson’s discography Mainly Norfolk has this one covered. I’ve Mudcatted around, but other than a more racy Trooper And The Maid and a Scottish variant, found little to add, so feel free.
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