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FOLKSONGS (1)

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African Trilogy   SOUTH AFRICA

Two traditional Zulu melodies are combined with the South African national anthem. The first song, Siyahamba, is now well-known as the hymn "We are marching in the light of God". The second item, Shosholoza, is a road gang work song. The trilogy concludes with the anthem Nkosi Sikelel'i Afrika, sung in English. The Zulu words are few, repetitive and set phonetically. The addition of the (optional) traditional African drum makes a big difference.  Piano - optional drum - English and Zulu - Tenor/Baritone solo. Cat no 1538 - price code F - duration c.5'05"

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All Through the Night   WALES

Perhaps the best-known Welsh folksong of all (also known as Ar Hyd y Nos). This arrangement features a tenor or soprano soloist. Piano - English or Welsh - Tenor/Soprano solo. Cat no 1518 -  price code D -duration c.3'15"

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Aura Lee   USA

This old American folksong received a new lease of life when it was popularised by Elvis Presley under the title Love me tender, love me true.  Piano (arr. Alec Gould). Cat no 1523 - price code D - duration c.2'35"

 
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Carrickfergus   IRELAND

The story of Carrickfergus is common to many folksongs (e.g. The Waters of Tyne, Waly,waly etc.) The lovers are separated by a river - in this case Belfast Lough - and are in desperate need of a ferryman in order to meet for one last time.  "....if I could find me a handy boatman to ferry me over to my love - and die". The melody is haunting. Piano - Cat no 1543 - price code D - duration c.3'50"

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Country Garden   ENGLAND

This English folksong receives a new treatment with words by Patrick Rooke. "Many a sweetheart did we escort in an English country garden. That was the place where we would have our sport. You can keep your foreign jardin." A nostalgic sort of song!  Piano - Cat no 1514 - price code D - duration c.2'20"

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David of the White Rock   WALES

This ancient Welsh air was first published in 1794. Tradition has it that on his deathbed a bard named David called for his harp and composed this lovely melody, asking that it be played at his funeral.  Piano - (English words) - Cat no 1562 - price code A - duration c.2'40"

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Dollia   ENGLAND

There is consternation on Sandgate Street (in Newcastle-on-Tyne) because the Black Cuffs regiment is moving to another barracks. Dolly Coxon is desperate to follow them but Dollia is happy. She knows that the Green Cuffs are taking their place. "That'll make the lasses grin!" This Northumbrian song dates from about 1795.  Piano - Tenor solo - Cat no 1570 - price code C - duration c.2'00"

 
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The Eddystone Light   ENGLAND

It would be reasonable to suppose that this sea shanty, with its traditional "Yo, ho, ho" chorus is about the world's first offshore lighthouse (built at the western end of the English channel in 1696-99), but it's actually about the affair the lighthouse keeper had with a mermaid.  Unaccompanied - Tenor solo - Cat no 1526 - price code D - duration c.2'15"

 
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The Foggy, Foggy Dew   ENGLAND

This arrangement was specially written for the celebrated baritone Benjamin Luxon who gave the first performance with Hart Male Voice Choir of this ever-popular, cheeky folksong from Suffolk.  Piano - Baritone solo - Cat no 1516 - price code D - duration c.2'25"

 
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Go, Tell Aunt Rhody   USA

One of the best known of all American songs, this is the amusing story of Aunt Rhody, (or Sally or Nancy). The goose she was saving to make herself a feather bed has been drowned in the mill pond and the goslings are unhappy. Piano (arr. Geoffry Russell-Smith) - Cat no 1530 - price code D - duration c.2'20"

 
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Hold the Wind   USA

This semi-spiritual was collected by Alan Lomax from the singing of a Negro blacksmith in Louisiana State Penitentiary in 1933. He was an ex-slave, newly converted to Christianity. Optional piano - Cat no 1549 - price code C - duration c.2'45"

 
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The House of the Rising Sun  USA

A traditional folksong from the United States popularised by the English rock group The Animals in 1964 and became a No.1 hit in the UK, USA, Sweden, Finland and Canada.  Piano - Cat no 1580 - price code D - duration c.3'00"

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