AS I ROVED OUT

Latest update on 18/10/2020

Artist: Mr. Broomfield
Author: traditional
Year: 1904

Collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams in East Hornden, Essex. Fragment of longer ballad The Soldier And The Maid (in the US: The Trooper And The Maid). Christy Moore sang two versions of As I Roved Out: the one with Planxty and his own, performed in '79 and zchoed by Van Morrison in As I Walked Out in 2020.

Covers:

1916:

Jeff Stockton [oldest American version collected by Cecil Sharp in Flag Pond, Tennessee as The False Young Man]

1951:

Seamus Ennis [Lomax/Kennedy recording]

1956:

Cynthia Gooding & Theodore Bikel

1960:

Sarah Makem [a Jean Ritchie recording]

1961:

Tommy Makem & Eric Weissberg

1962:

Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem [Tommy knew the song from his mother Sarah]

1971:

Woods Band [with Terry Woods]

1973:

Planxty

1985:

Boiled In Lead

1996:

Brian Kennedy

1998:

Kate Rusby

2000:

Jane Siberry

2005:

Altan

2005:

Martyn Wyndham-Read [on cd Song Links 2]

2005:

Kieron Means [as The False Young Man]

2010:

Loreena McKennitt

When Alan Lomax moved his activities to Ireland and the British isles, 'folksong' wasn't even a common denominator. In search for traditional song material, he and his team of song catchers hunted for "songs that started with As I Roved Out", which became the title of his BBC radio folk series.

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