The Willett Family

Adieu to Old England
(MTDL661-2)

2 CDs, 28 page booklet, 35 tracks, 101 mins duration.

Topic released their first ever LP of English traditional singers in 1963 - The Willett Family: A Roving Jouneyman.  They acknowledged the help of Ken Stubbs, who first located and recorded the Willetts.  MT Records are now - 50 years later - very pleased to be able to present those first 31 Ken Stubbs recordings, plus 4 tracks from elsewhere, making this the complete recorded repertoire of the Willett Family ... generally accepted as amongst the finest English Gypsy singers ever recorded.

Track Lists:

CD One:
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Iím a Romany Rai
Lord Bateman
Riding Down to Portsmouth
The Rose of Ardene
While Gamekeepers Lie Sleeping
The Game of Cards
A-Swinging Down the Lane
The Captain CalIed All Hands
The Rambling Sailor
The Bold Deserter
There is an Alehouse
Adieu to Old England
The Honest Irish Lad
A Blacksmith Courted Me
The Roaming Journeyman
The Folkestone Murder
The American Stranger
My Donkey
The Green Mossy Banks of the Lea   
The Lincolnshire Poacher
The False Young Man
Tom
Tom
Tom
Tom
Tom
Tom
Tom
Tom
Tom
Tom
Tom
Tom
Tom
Tom
Tom
Tom
Tom
Tom
Tom
Tom
Tom
1:30
1:41
3:18
0:48
1:40
0:27
1:26
5:33
3:43
3:31
3:34
5:37
2:42
2:53
4:15
3:26
2:28
5:11
1:11
2:59
1:32
  Total:  59:19
CD Two:
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Never Change the Old Love for New   
As I was Going to Salisbury
The Strawberry Roan
The Tanyard Side
The Old Miser
The Little Ball of Yarn
The Flower Girl
The Oyster Girl
Thorney Park
Unknown
Died for Love
Once I Was A Servant
A-Swinging Down the Lane
The American Stranger
Tom & Chris
Chris
Ben
Tom & Chris
Chris
Ben
Chris
Chris
Chris
Tom
Tom
Chris
Chris
Chris
Total:
5:20
0:56
3:95
2:50
6:28
2:47
4:40
2:04
1:28
0:43
3:43
1:56
1:52
2:38
  41:31