Caroline Hughes

Sheep-Crook and Black Dog
(MTDL665-6)

2 CDs, 48 page booklet, 90 tracks, 142 mins duration.

This legendary Gypsy singer is thought by many to be the finest exponent of the art.  In addition, we have a few songs from her husband, brother-in-law, daughter, and Emily Baker, another singer in their Traveller group.  These are the rarely heard 1963 and 1966 recordings made by Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger and Charles Parker, which we're proud to make widely available for the first time.  All Caroline Hughes' best-known songs are here, plus many more including eight never before heard, which have been allocated new Roud Numbers.  If the fragmentary nature of some of her songs displeases you, just enjoy the wonderful tunes, the variable verse lengths, long and short lines, and her brilliant musicianship.

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If I Only Had the One I Love
Sheep-Crook and Black Dog
The Game of All Fours
I Don't Want A Girl
All Over Those Hills
The Atching Tan Song
The Banks of Sweet Dundee
Barbry Ellen
The Bird in the Lily Bush
Betsy the Milkmaid
If I Were a Blackbird
A Blacksmith Courted Me
The Blue Eyed Lover
The Bridgwater Farmer
I Am a Brisk Young Lad
Buttercup Joe
The Butcher Boy
Catch Me If You Can
Clementine
On a Cold and Winterís Night
The Cows is in the Clover
The Cuckoo
Diddling Song
Fair Wackford Street
Erin Go Bragh
Erin Go Bragh
Fair Ellen
The False-Hearted Lover
The Folkestone Murder
We Dear Labouring Men
Irish Molly-O
Georgie
The Girl I Left Behind
Still I Love Him
Flash Gals and Airy Too
Go and Leave Me
All You Paddies Lay Down
The Pretty Ploughing Boy
Once I Had a Good Little Boy
The Running, Running Rue
The Jealous Lover
The Famous Flower of Serving Men

Total:

1:43
1:39
2:49
0:56
1:46
0:47
1:04
3:02
1:43
1:38
2:53
2:41
2:19
4:35
0:30
1:23
2:36
0:45
0:48
1:59
1:08
2:33
0:58
1:17
0:55
1:35
2:01
1:40
0:57
1:04
1:10
2:37
1:16
0:47
1:12
0:28
0:46
1:04
3:22
2:50
1:19
4:43

79:39

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Green Grows the Laurel
Henry My Son
Billy Boy
The Rich Farmer From Chesfield
I Was A Reckless Young Fellow
The Irish Girl
Betsy
In My Father's Garden
The Prentice Boy
Jel Along
The Jew's Garden
The Jolly Herring
The Blue Jacket
The Little Ball of Twine
The Little Chimney Sweep
Little Poppa Rich
Bold Dollery
Young But Growing
Bold Robert Emmet
Mandi Went to Poov the Grais
McCaffery
My Boy Willy
My Love Cold Beneath My Feet
The Broomfield Hill
The Broomfield Hill
The Lady and the Soldier
Two Pretty Gypsy Girls
The First day in October
The Old Riverside
Old Tom Cat - Rackymandoo
Once I Had A Colour
Johnny Doyle / The Green Bed
Child's Rhyme
The Oyster Girl
The Green Bushes
Riddle
Three Long Steps
The Little Beggar Boy
Sweet William
Twenty-One Years
The Three Butchers
Bell Bottom Trousers
Died For Love
Final Speech
Space - fragments:
Lord Bateman
The Dark Eyed Sailor
Brennan on the Moor
The Black Velvet Band

Total:

1:27
2:02
0:56
2:21
0:27
0:38
1:05
1:22
3:51
2:05
1:34
2:36
0:31
1:10
1:49
0:31
0:25
1:00
0:55
0:30
1:38
0:31
1:18
1:41
1:30
3:51
0:46
1:29
3:14
2:47
1:40
1:23
0:18
0:57
1:36
0:44
2:10
2:25
0:44
2:14
1:33
1:53
2:04
1:34
0:10
0:18
0:11
0:14
0:28

69:00