Carl Peterson | The Drifters

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The Drifters

by Carl Peterson

Traditional Scottish, English and American ballads, acoustic instruments and vocals with harmony.
Genre: Folk: Scottish Traditional
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1. The Great Silkie Of Sule Skerrie (Child 113)
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2. The Cruel Mother (Child 20)
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3. The Daemon Lover (The House Carpenter, Child 243)
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4. Mary Hamilton (Child 173)
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5. Lord Rendal (Child 12)
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6. The Sweet Trinity (The Golden Vanity, Child 286)
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7. Barbara Allen (Child 84)
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8. The Bonnie Earl O\' Murray (Child 181)
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9. Geordie (Child 209)
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10. The Jolly Beggar (The Gaberlunzie Man, Child 279)
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11. The Prickly Bush (The Briery Bush, Child 95
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12. The Twa Sisters (Child 10)
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13. Little Musgrave (Matty Groves, Child 81)
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14. The Gypsy Laddie (Child 200)
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15. Greenland Whale Fisheries
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16. Eriskay Love Lilt
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
14 Songs from Francis J. Child's The English and Scottish Popular Songs (1882-1898), plus two Scottish ballads, that all appear in the novel The Drifters by James Michener.
One of the characters from Michener's 1971 novel is Gretchen, a folksinger from Boston and during the course of the novel Gretchen sings all the songs included on this CD compilation. Francis J. Childs was a Boston professor who compiled a collection of "Popular Scottish and English Ballads" giving them numbers. There are many variations of each ballad and Carl sorted through each one to match the closest song from the collection to the version that Gretchen sang. These ballads came over with the early settlers and variants can be found in the American South (Lomax Brothers collection) and Canada (Helen Creighton collection) The CD contains the Scottish and American versions as Gretchen sang them.


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