PEGGY GORDON

Latest update on 26/04/2012

Artist: Bill Gooley
Author: traditional
Label: Columbia
Year: 1957

Canadian recording. Probably a traditional from Nova Scotia, while mostly viewed as Irish or Scottish (the places mentioned: Old Meldrum, Fyvie and Aberdeen are all Scottish). Linked with Carrickfergus, The Water Is Wide and The Banks Of The Sweet Primroses. Was a broadside in Boston in the 1830s, crediting Charles Dibdin.

Covers:

1960s:

Clancy Brothers

1960s:

Alan Mills & Jean Carignan [on Songs, Fiddle Tunes and a Folk Tale From Canada (Folkways)]

1966:

LaRena Clark [also from Canada]

1968:

Dubliners

1972:

Ted Ashlaw [singer from the Adirondacks]

1976:

Happy Traum

1985:

Paddy Reilly

2002:

Sinéad O'Connor [whispering it without gender-change as some lesbian lament]

2005:

Corrs

2012:

Chieftains [with the Corrs]

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