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The Water is Wide

Item Number: CD2202


Originally released in 1959 by the seminal folk revival label Tradition, this adventurous collection of traditional American and British songs offers a remarkable vista of moods, from tragic to flirtatious, lovelorn to mischievous. Langstaff is accompanied by lyrical pianist Nancy Woodbridge, and many of the settings were composed by legendary British folk icon Cecil Sharpe.

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Full songlist below:

1. O Waly, Waly (The Water Is Wide, I Cannot Get O’er)
2. The Carrion Crow
3. All ‘Round My Hat I Will Wear A Green Willow
4. The Cruel Mother
5. The Farmer’s Curst Wife
6. The Riddle Song (I Will Give My Love an Apple)
7. Lord Rendal
8. Billy Boy
9. The Croodin’ Doo
10. John Barleycorn
11. The Lover’s Tasks
12. The Green Wedding
13. She’s Like the Swallow
14. John Riley