TURPIN HERO

Created on 21/05/2005
Latest update on 26/09/2020

Artist: Shirley Collins
Author: traditional
Label: Argo
Year: 1959

On debut album Sweet England. About legendary highwayman Dick Turpin, not at all a Hero (who stole from the rich and gave to the poor). He was a cattle thief, who stole from the rich and the poor, selling them back their own meat. The real Turpin was executed in 1939 and this broadside has probably been circulating during his lifetime.

Covers:

1960:

Ewan MacColl [with A.L. Lloyd and Peggy Seeger]

1972:

Roy Harris

1977:

Bob Copper

2005:

Eliza Carthy

2014:

Jake Bugg

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