:: Title :: Sir Patrick Spens
:: Genre :: ballad, Child ballad
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Miller, Jimmy (Ewan MacColl) [vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: London (None), London (England)
:: Language :: Scots
:: Culture :: Scottish, Lowland Scots
:: Session :: Ewan MacColl 2/51
:: Date :: 2/12/1951
:: Reference Information :: T3264.0, Track 7 (00:05:11)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Ballads, work songs, and diddling songs performed by Ewan MacColl in London. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Child ballad No. 58. One of the most celebrated ballads included in Percy's Reliques of Ancient Poetry. A verse was the epigraph to one of Coleridge's odes. Late, late yestreen I saw the new moon, With the old moon in her arms; And I fear, I fear, my master dear! We shall have a deadly storm. -- Ballad of Sir Patrick Spens "Well! If the Bard was weather-wise, who made The grand old ballad of Sir Patrick Spence, This night, so tranquil now, will not go hence Unroused by winds . . . " --Coleridge (1772 - 1834), "Dejection, an Ode" [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Scotland 1951, 1953, and 1958

 

 

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