Bawdy Ballads of Old England: 17th-Century Songs & Dances | Alto ALC1382

Bawdy Ballads of Old England: 17th-Century Songs & Dances


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Label: Alto

Cat No: ALC1382

Barcode: 5055354413827

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 5th April 2019



The City Waites


Lucy Skeaping


The City Waites


Lucy Skeaping


“it is no good having lewd words one cannot hear ... so full marks for the City Waites and their swinging dialect style ... items are sometimes accompanied, sometimes not, and this nicely provides contrast, but they are made into lively entertainments” – Penguin Guide 3*

“a taste of the broadside ballad culture which pervaded the Restoration ... The Maid’s Complaint is a remarkably spontaneous scene, led by soprano Lucie Skeaping complete with a bunch of drunks who join in, late ... Good fun but not very clean!” – Gramophone

“good diction allows particular clarity” – MusicWeb

1. Diddle Diddle or The Kind Country Lovers
2. The Fair Maid of lslington
3. Green Stockings
4. The Jovial Lass or Dol and Roger
5. Mundanga Was
6. Lady of Pleasure
7. The Old Wife
8. The Beehive
9. Blue Petticoats or Green Garters
10. The Gelding of the Devil
11. The Maid’s Complaint for Want of a Dil Doul
12. Oyster Nan
13. The Frolic
14. The Husband who met his Match
15. The Jovial Broom Man
16. The Disappointment
17. The Lusty Young Smith
18. Greensleeves and Yellow Lace
19. The Jolly Brown Turd
20. Two Rounds: Tom Making a Manteau; When Celia was Learning
21. Lady Lie Near Me
22. Oh how you Protest
23. A Ditty Delightful of Mother Watkin’s Ale
24. Miss Nelly

Digital recording, 1996

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