:: Title :: Knife In The Window / Blackbirds And Thrushes / Hares On The Mountain
:: Genre :: ballad, bawdy song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
List, Harry [vocal]
:: Setting :: Unidentified pub
:: Location :: Sweffling (Suffolk), East Anglia (England)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: English, East Anglian
:: Session :: Sweffling 1951
:: Date :: 1951
:: Reference Information :: T3337.0, Track 8 (00:02:48)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Ballads sung by Harry List and his nephew Alec Bloomfield. Recorded by Alan Lomax and Peter Kennedy (at too fast a speed). [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Peter Kennedy has written that "Knife In The Window" and "Blackbirds and Thrushes" are occasionally combined. When Cecil Sharp published "O Sally, My Dear," a version of this song, he wrote that the words had "of necessity to be somewhat altered," and a completely rewritten text was published in his Somerset collection and also in the Select Edition of 1921. An unexpurgated "Knife in the Window" was not published until 1958 in James Reeves' Idiom of the People as "Hares on the Mountain." [Source: Songs of Seduction (Rounder CD 1778, 2000)]
:: Collection :: England 1951-1958

 

 

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