I’m giving nothing away here by saying this will be on Hedonism and acts as a nice trailer for that October 4th release. Jon says of this, “Can’t remember when I first heard this song but I know it best from the brilliant Magpie Lane CD Six For Gold. Magpie lane are something of a super-group in Oxfordshire, but relatively unknown elsewhere. Well worth checking out.” Martin Carthy recorded this as well on his debut, eponymous album with Dave Swarbrick and Mainly Norfolk has their tasty re-write as well as Martin’s sleeve notes, which allude to the age as around 1640. Mudact has more here including an additional first verse that’s not often used. There also seems to be a Scottish variant of Tae (or To) The begging I Will Go, which generally has different verses with much the same sentiment and the words certainly fit the same tune.
To keep up with titbits on the Bellowhead release by the way, follow the Properganda Online link (here for you as well), to the left, we’ve posted an interview with John Leckie this week. We’ll probably have a little celebration here come release date, but I just thought you should know that there’ll doubtless be more going on over there, so to speak.