:: Title :: Introduction to Wiltshire Shepherd Song
:: Genre :: spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Graves, Robert [vocal]
:: Setting :: The home of Robert Graves
:: Location :: Soller (Unspecified), Islas Baleares (Spain)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: English
:: Session :: Robert Graves 1960
:: Date :: 1960
:: Reference Information :: T272.0, Track 9 (00:00:14)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This session comprises songs sung and recorded at the request of Alan Lomax by the English poet Robert Graves, who lived for many years on Mallorca. Each song is introduced with a brief background summary. The tape box indicates that it was recorded in Soller, Mallorca, 1960. (Most of the songs are parodic in nature, leading to the suspicion that Graves - whom Alan Lomax admired greatly for his memoir "Goodbye to All That" - was putting Alan on somewhat.)
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Robert Graves introduces a song that was sung to his uncle, Sir Richard Poor, an admiral, by a Wiltshire shepherd around 1860.
:: Collection :: Miscellaneous Recordings 1950-1990

 

 

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