COME ALL YE TRAMPS AND HAWKERS

Latest update on 26/02/2018

Artist: Jimmy McBeath
Author: Jimmy Henderson
Label: Rounder
Year: 1955

Scottish come-all-ye. Potential theme song for assorted trappers, travellers, tramps, hobos, hawkers of this globe. 1951 recording issued on the Alan Lomax Collection cd World Library of Folk and Primitive Music - Scotland. Sometimes credited to 'Besom' Jimmy Henderson, a 19th century hawker who made and sold brooms (besoms).

Covers:

1956:

Ewan MacColl

1957:

Ewan MacColl & A.L. Lloyd [as Paddy West]

1957:

Davie Stewart [as Tramps And Hawkers; Alan Lomax recording]

1959:

Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger [as Oh Well That's Just The Way It Is and in '60 as Come, Me Little Son]

1962:

Bob Davenport [Dylan's Only A Hobo (see there) was also inspired by a Bob Davenport melody]

1962:

Bob Dylan [tune in The Ballad Of Donald White, about a convict who was released from an overcrowded prison; White found it impossible to cope with this freedom, asked to be re-imprisoned but was refused; and so he killed a man; Broadside recording]

1962:

Bonnie Dobson [als Peter Amberley]

1964:

Dubliners [as Tramps And Hawkers]

1967:

Bob Dylan [tune in I Pity The Poor Immigrant from John Wrsley Harding]

1968:

Joan Baez [idem]

1968:

Judy Collins [as The Poor Immigrant]

1977:

Jim Ringer [as Tramps And Hawkers with new words]

1990:

Bert Jansch [idem]

1995:

Battlefield Band [idem]

1995:

Tom Russell [idem in medley with The Rose Of San Joaquin just like Jim Ringer's version]

1996:

Jim Ringer [idem]

2004:

Laurie Lewis [idem]

2006:

Dave Alvin [following Tom Russell's version; he produced Tom's Rose Of San Joaquin cd]

2008:

Redhill Rats

2012:

Unthanks [tune used in intro and outro of Trimdon Grange Explosion]

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