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Watersons: Frost And Fire

Here We Come A-Wassailing
The Derby Ram
Jolly Old Hawk
Pace-Egging Song
Seven Virgins (The Leaves Of Life)
The Holly Bear A Berry
Hal-An-Tow
Earlsdon Sword Dance Song
John Barleycorn
Harvest Song: We Gets Up In The Morn
Souling Song
Christmas Is Now Drawing Near At Hand
Herod And The Cock
Wassail Song
God Bless The Master
The Bitter Withy
Emmanuel
Idumea
Sound, Sound Your Instruments Of Joy
Come All Ye Faithful Christians
Green Fields

Continuing in the English folk tradition of their previous work, the Watersons offer a musical calendar to accompany the changing of the seasons. Somber ballads ("John Barleycorn") country dances ("Earlsdon Sword Dance Song") religious and holiday songs ("Bitter Withy," sung hauntingly by Mike Waterson) commerate the plowing and the harvest, and the cycles of birth and death. The chromatic, dissonant melody of "Souling Song" is particularly distinctive. This CD improves with each listen.

Item code: 8214C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
World | Mixed | England
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