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FolkCast 064 - August / September 2011
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FolkCast Theme Music: Fisherman's Priest by Ken Nicol
Your hosts are Phil Widdows and Ken Nicol

2:21 to 3:36

Pink Soda Lakes by Helen Dorothy

3:36 to 7:37

Ghosts by Bateleurs

10:50 to 13:58

No Rest For The Wicked by Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts

13:58 to 17:52

Thieves' Song by The Albion Band

20:41 to 24:34

Child's Song / Barbara Allen by The Cecil Sharp Project

24:34 to 27:17

Off The Caroliners by David Serby

29:42 to 33:27

Love Lies by Nick Tann

33:27 to 49:26

Ken Nicol discusses The Glass Chronicles
(featured music: Fisherman's Priest and Death Is Just A Dream)
and Preston Guild 2012

49:27 to 52:01

Techno Trad by Acoustra

52:10 to 55:29

Trampoline by Red Kite Rising

55:30 to 58:48

Miner by Steve Blackstone

59:57 to 01:11:01

The Story Behind The Song

Spanish Ladies

Farewell and adieu to you, Spanish Ladies,
Farewell and adieu to you, ladies of Spain;
For we've received orders for to sail for old England,
But we hope in a short time to see you again.

We will rant and we'll roar like true British sailors,
We'll rant and we'll roar all on the salt sea.
Until we strike soundings in the channel of old England;
From Ushant to Scilly is thirty five leagues.

We hove our ship to with the wind from sou'west, boys
We hove our ship to, deep soundings to take;
'Twas forty-five fathoms, with a white sandy bottom,
So we squared our main yard and up channel did make.


Sailing Ship

Shanty men

The first land we sighted was called the Dodman,
Next Rame Head off Plymouth, Start, Portland and Wight;
We sailed by Beachy, by Fairlight and Dover,
And then we bore up for the South Foreland light.


Then the signal was made for the grand fleet to anchor,
And all in the Downs that night for to lie;
Let go your shank painter, let go your cat stopper!
Haul up your clewgarnets, let tacks and sheets fly!


Now let ev'ry man drink off his full bumper,
And let ev'ry man drink off his full glass;
We'll drink and be jolly and drown melancholy,
And here's to the health of each true-hearted lass.


The story is told by Babba
The song is sung by Phil Beer

01:13:07 to 01:17:00

Indian Summer by The Saw Doctors

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