SNOWS THEY MELT THE SOONEST, THE

Latest update on 17/09/2017

Artist: Archie Fisher
Author: traditional
Label: Transatlantic
Year: 1968

According to A.L. Lloyd we owe this to a good pioneer collector of North-Eastern song, the soap-boiler and lively Radical agitator Thomas Doubleday, who contributed it to Blackwood's magazine as long ago as 1821. He got the melody from a Newcastle street singer. In Northhumbrian Minstrelsy (1882) the tune is given as My Love Is Newly Listed.

Covers:

1971:

Anne Briggs [as The Snow It Melts The Soonest]

1972:

Pentangle [as The Snows]

1976:

Horslips [as The Snow That Melts The Soonest]

1978:

Dick Gaughan [on Handful Of Earth as The Snows They Melt The Soonest]

1982:

New High Level Ranters

1998:

Eliza Carthy

2000:

Susan McKeown [as The Snows They Melt The Soonest]

2004:

James Yorkston

2006:

Cara Dillon [as The Snows They Melt The Soonest]

2009:

Sting [on If On A Winter's Night]

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