The Merry Wives of Windsor | Our Revels Now Begin

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Our Revels Now Begin

by The Merry Wives of Windsor

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Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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1. (That Bastard) John Barleycorn
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2. Our Revels Now Begin
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3. There's Nothing Can Equal a Good Woman's Skill
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4. There's Trouble at the Mill
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5. I Live to Give My Husband Grief
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6. The Inept Wooer
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7. The Wayward Wife
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8. The Kiss
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9. The Old Monk
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10. The Two Magicians
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11. Bring Us in Good Ale
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12. Twiddles
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13. Rose Red
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14. Scarborough Faire
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15. The Bartering Whore
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16. Fighting For Strangers
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17. Gentleman Soldier
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18. Here's a Health to the Company
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19. Old Maid in the Garret
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20. How Do I Love Thee?
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Album Notes
Marching under the unfurling burlap banner of the West Coast folk and renaissance music movement, The Merry Wives of Windsor have stunned and delighted listeners with their premiere CD, Our Revels Now Begin. Founded in 2002, MWOW has amassed an impressive body of traditional and original folk music.

From their rollicking, hard-hitting, bawdy numbers to their soulful and melancholy ballads, these ladies have captivated audiences wherever they perform.

These seven vocalists sing in three- and four-part harmonies, accompanied by guitar, Irish bouzouki, mandolin and bodhran. They have developed a remarkably modern sound, yet still remain true to their inspirational roots in folk music.


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Great First Album
The harmonies, as others have said, are awesome. These ladies are great at what they do. My favorite is a toss up between Two Magicians and Scarborough Faire (with another fave artist, the Pox Boggards, supplying the male vocals). If in So California, check the girls out at Faire...the live show is great!

Kelly Smith

Absolutely Fantastic!
The perfect bawdy, funny, fantastic CD. My husband loved it, too, and that's saying something. More!


I think the CD is great! The songs are fabulous and definitely make you feel like you are at a renaissance festival. For that festival feel in your home, this CD is for you!


Love this CD!
Great CD. Love every song on the disc. Highly reccomend.

Bill Hoffer

love it
Lots of beautiful voices singing lots of great music

Bill Hoffer

I need a drink....
at the Pub as these lovely ladies with the incrediable voices are singing.


This is some of the best folk music I've ever heard. Is there another CD?
This CD has the PERFECT mix of songs. The last track "How do I Love Thee" is a fantastic display of the vocal flexibility of the group! I love it, and I'm eagerly awaiting the next one...and the next...and the next!


Would highly recommend for anyone who loves faire!


Wonderful harmonies and witty lyrics abound!
This CD is wonderful to hear! The melodies and harmonies are fantastic and beautifully sung and the lyrics are so clever that I laughed out loud when I first heard some of them! Be warned: 'tis a little bawdy but it's all good fun - the perfect CD for the drive out to a Renaissance Faire.

Renaissance Fair Favorite

A must have of a Renaissance Fair Collection...
I would go on a lot more, yet time wise (something called "outside" beconds this fine afternoon) and typing space wise, I would have to keep it short. So, besides their other CD's this is one "must have" of a Renaissance Fair collection (or any other type of collection for that matter) which The Merry Wives of Windsor are singing all songs, with another Ren Faire group called "The Poxy Boggards" in some songs.
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