Bawdy Ballads of Old England -17th Century Songs & Dances (CD)

Alto
$9.99
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SKU:
ALC1382
Artist:
The City Waites, Lucie Skeaping

“it is no good having lewd words one cannot hear … so full marks for the City Waites and their swinging dialect style … items are sometimes accompanied, sometimes not, and this nicely provides contrast, but they are made into lively entertainments” - Penguin Guide, 3 Stars

“a taste of the broadside ballad culture which pervaded the Restoration … The Maid’s Complaint is a remarkably spontaneous scene, led by soprano Lucie Skeaping complete with a bunch of drunks who join in, late … Good fun but not very clean!” - Gramophone

“good diction allows particular clarity” - MusicWeb

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Tracklisting:

  • 1. Diddle Diddle or The Kind Country Lovers 3.22
  • 2. The Fair Maid of lslington 4.09
  • 3. Green Stockings 2.21
  • 4. The Jovial Lass or Dol and Roger 4.19
  • 5. Mundanga Was 2.49
  • 6. Lady of Pleasure 1.37
  • 7. The Old Wife 2.06
  • 8. The Beehive 2.33
  • 9. Blue Petticoats or Green Garters 2.02
  • 10. The Gelding of the Devil 6.54
  • 11. The Maid’s Complaint for Want of a Dil Doul 5.27
  • 12. Oyster Nan 2.20
  • 13. The Frolic 2.06
  • 14. The Husband who met his Match 5.27
  • 15. The Jovial Broom Man 2.56
  • 16. The Disappointment 3.49
  • 17. The Lusty Young Smith 2.28
  • 18. Greensleeves and Yellow Lace 2.31
  • 19. The Jolly Brown Turd 1.37
  • 20. Two Rounds: Tom Making a Manteau; When Celia was Learning 3.16
  • 21. Lady Lie Near Me 1.31
  • 22. Oh how you Protest 1.33
  • 23. A Ditty Delightful of Mother Watkin’s Ale 3.41
  • 24. Miss Nelly 2.30