BANKS OF THE SWEET PRIMROSES, The

Latest update on 07/04/2017

Artist: Phil Tanner
Author: traditional
Label: Columbia
Year: 1937

From a weavers family in Wales (1862-1950). Learned his songs from his grandfather and claimed his forefathers came from Flanders. Sang in the local pub since the 1890s. Maud Karpeles recorded him for the Folk Song Society in 1937. First issued on 78, reissued on Lomax series World Library Of Folk & Primitive Music Vol. 1 - England.

Covers:

1952:

Copper Family [from Sussex; Bob, John, Jim & Ron]

1957:

Paul Clayton [as The Sweet Primroses]

1967:

Shirley Collins [idem; also from Sussex and once Lomax's sweetheart; title track lp]

1968:

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick

1970:

Fairport Convention [as The Sweet Primroses]

1977:

Dubliners

2001:

Martin Simpson

2005:

June Tabor

One of the most popular songs in the English tradition and as a broadside during the 19th century.

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