FolkCast 015 - March 2007
Items, Artists and Weblinks


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Introduction and welcome...
FolkCast Theme Music:
Fisherman's Priest by Ken Nicol
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The Party Of Our Lives by Oliver Paine
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When Will This Fever Break by Will Derryberry
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Corridors Of Stone by Alun Parry
00:12:40 to 00:16:36
Hope Street by Biltone

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Cinnamon Road by Charlie Roby

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00:24:34 to 00:32:54

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The Winter King by Damh The Bard

Sadly, Woven Wheat Whispers, who supplied these tracks, has now ceased to be.
00:37:33 to 00:43:25
Stained Glass Morning by Sand Snowman
00:43:25 to 00:47:59
The Shepherd And The Lake-Maiden by The Joy Of Nature
(Cumulative timings for parts one and two are shown in brackets.)

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(00:50:11 to 00:50:57)

Introduction and welcome...
FolkCast Theme Music: Fisherman's Priest by Ken Nicol

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(00:50:57 to 01:03:37)

The Story Behind The Song
Cam Ye O'er Frae France?

Babba investigates the politics and posturing behind the bawdy but coded Jacobite ballad.

Song performed by John & Rachel Bowyer

Cam ye o'er frae France?
Cam ye doon by Lunnon?
Saw ye Geordie Whelps
and his bonnie woman?

Oh, weren't ye at the place
called the Kittle Housie?
Saw ye Geordie's grace
a-ridin' on a goosie?

Geordie, he's a man,
there is little doot o't,
And he's done a' he can,
all can dae wi'oot it,

Doon there cam' a blade,
linkin' like ma lordie,
He wad drive a trade
at the loom o' Geordie.

Though the claith were bad,
blythly may we niffer
Gin we git oor wab,
it makes little differ,

"Geordie Whelps"
- aka King George I

King George I

Old Pretender

"The Old Pretender"
- aka Prince James Francis Edward Stuart

we hae tint oor plaid,
bonnet, belt and swordie
Ha's and mailin's braid,
but we hae oor Geordie.

Jocky's gone to France,
and Montgomery's lady
there will learn to dance;
madam, are ye ready?

They'll be back belyve,
belted brisk and lordly,
Brawly, may they thrive
to dance a jig wi' Geordie!

Hey for Sandy Don,
Hey for Cockalorum,
Hey for Bobbin' John,
and his Hielan' quorum!

Mony a sword and lance
swings at Hielan' hurdie;
How they'll skip and dance
o'er the bum o' Geordie!

See also the ballad of Edward Jolly Of Mythop

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(01:03:53 to 01:08:26)
Ploughman's Lunch by Harmony Glen
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(01:08:26 to 01:12:40)
The World's End/The College Groves/The Maid Behind The Bar by Doolin
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Galileo's Apology by Dave Pegg & PJ Wright
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(01:19:19 to 01:23:32)
Hawkwood's Army by Fairport Convention
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(01:26:23 to 01:31:42)
My Little Rose by Singladies
00:41:45 to 00:45:47
(01:31:42 to 01:35:34)
North Carolina by divineMAGgees
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