SHIRLEY COLLINS

 

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No

TITLE

RELEASED

1

Sweet England

--/59

2

False True Lovers

--/60

3

Folk Roots, New Routes [with Davy Graham]

--/64

4

The Sweet Primeroses

--/67

5

The Power Of The True Love Knot

--/68

6

Anthems In Eden [Shirley & Dolly Collins]

--/69

7

Love, Death & The Lady [Shirley & Dolly Collins]

--/70

8

No Roses [with The Albion Country Band]

--/71

9

Adieu To Old England

--/74

10

Amaranth

--/76

11

For As Many As Will [Shirley & Dolly Collins]

06/78

12

Fountain Of Snow [compilation]

01/92

13

The Holly Bears The Crown [Young Tradition with Shirley & Dolly Collins]

11/95

14

Harking Back [Shirley & Dolly Collins, live in Dublin 1978/9]

10/98

15

Within Sound [4-CD box set]

11/02

16

Snapshots [compilation, Shirley & Dolly Collins]

03/06

17

Lodestar

11/16


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1) SWEET ENGLAND

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Sweet England
Hares On The Mountain
Hori-Horo
The Bonny Irish Boy
The Tailor And The Mouse
The Lady And The Swine
Turpin Hero
The Cuckoo
The Bonny Labouring Boy
The Cherry Tree Carol

Sweet William
Omie Wise
Blackbirds And Thrushes
A Keeper Went A Hunting
Polly Vaughan
Pretty Saro
Barbara Allen
Charlie

Original LP


See For Miles LP


Topic CD


Fledg'ling CD




Guy Carawan
Shirley Collins
Ralph Rinzler

Producer:

Guitar
Vocals, Banjo
Guitar

Alan Lomax

2) FALSE TRUE LOVERS

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I Drew My Ship
The Irish Boy
The Spermwhale Fishery
Dennis O'Reilly
My Bonny Miner Lad
Just As The Tide Was Flowing
Bobby Shaftoe
Richie Story
The Unquiet Grave
The Swapping Song

Poor Old Horse
The False True Love
The Foggy Dew
Mowing The Barley
Scarborough Fair
The Cruel Mother
The Bonny Cuckoo
The Queen Of May
Died For Love

Original LP


Fledg'ling CD




Guy Carawan
Shirley Collins
Ralph Rinzler

Producer:

Guitar
Vocals, Instruments
Guitar

Alan Lomax

3) FOLK ROOTS, NEW ROUTES

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Nottamun Town
Proud Maisrie
The Cherry Tree Carol
Blue Monk
Hares On The Mountain
Reynardine
Pretty Saro
Rif Mountain

Jane, Jane
Love Is Pleasin'
Boll Weevil Holler
Hori Horo
Bad Girl
Lord Greggory
Grooveyard
Dearest Dear

Original LP


Righteous LP


Topic CD


Fledg'ling CD




Shirley Collins
Davey Graham

Producer:

Vocals, Banjo
Guitar

Ray Horricks

4) THE SWEET PRIMEROSES

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All Things Are Quite Silent
Cambridgeshire May Carol
Spencer The Rover
The Rigs of The Time
The Cruel Mother
The Bird In The Bush
The Streets Of Derry

Brigg Fair
Higher Germaine
George Collins
The Babes In The Wood
Down In Yon Forest
The Magpie's Nest
False True Lover
The Sweet Primeroses

Original LP


CD




Dolly Collins

Shirley Collins

The Young Tradition

Producer:

Portative Pipe Organ
(Tracks 1,3,7,10,12,15)
Vocals, Guitar (Tracks 2,8),
Banjo (Tracks 5,9,13,14)
Chorus (Tracks 4,16)

John Marshall

5) THE POWER OF THE TRUE LOVE KNOT

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Bonnie Boy
Richie Story
Lovely Joan
Just As The Tide Was A'Flowing
The Unquiet Grave
Black-Eyed Susan
Seven Yellow Gipsies

Over The Hills And Far Away
Greenwood Laddie
Lady Margaret And Sweet William
The Maydens Came
Polly Vaughan
The Barley Straw
Barbara Allen

Original LP


Fledg'ling CD



Dolly Collins
Shirley Collins
Mike Heron

Bram Martin
Robin Williamson



Producer:

Portative Pipe Organ
Vocals, Banjo
Indian Finger-Cymbals & African Drum
(Track 2), Hand Claps (Track 7)
Cello (Tracks 1,9)
Japanese Sticks & Tin Whistle (Track 2),
Hand Claps (Track 7),
Shahanhai (Track 11)

Joe Boyd

6) ANTHEMS IN EDEN

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1.4
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1.6
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A Song-Story:
A Beginning/
A Meeting: Searching For Lambs/
A Courtship: The Wedding Song/
A Denying: The Blacksmith/
A Forsaking: Our Captain Cried/
A Dream: Lowlands/
A Leavetaking: Pleasant And Delightful/
An Awakening: Whitsun Dance/
A New Beginning: Staines Morris

Rambleaway
Ca' The Yowes
God Dog
Bonny Cuckoo
Nellie The Milkmaid
Gathering Rushes In The Month Of May
The Gower Wassail

Original LP


CD




Steve Ashley
Oliver Brookes
Mike Clifton
Dolly Collins
Shirley Collins
John Fordham
Chris Hogwood
Michael Laird
Richard Lee
Alan Lumsden
John Morgan
David Munrow


Roger Rigden
John Rodd
Adam Skeaping
Rod Skeaping
Royston Wood
Ray Worman

Producer:

Chorus
Bass Viol
Chorus
Portative Pipe Organ
Vocals
Chorus
Harpsichord
Cornet
Descant & Treble Recorder
Sackbut
Chorus
Alto & Soprano Crumhorn, Shawm,
Bass Rackett, Tenor Sordun,
Treble Recorder
Guitar
Bass Viol, Violone
Rebec, Bass & Treble Viol
Chorus
Chorus
Chorus

Austin John Marshall

7) LOVE DEATH & THE LADY

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Death And The Lady
Glenlogie
The Oxford Girl
Are You Going To Leave Me?
The Outlandish Knight
Go From My Window
Young Girl Cut Down In Her Prime

Geordie
Salisbury Plain
Fair Maid Of Islington
Six Dukes Went A Fishing
Polly On The Shore
Plains Of Waterloo






Dolly Collins
Shirley Collins
Terry Cox
John Fordham
Chris Hogwood
Alan Lumsden
Adam Skeaping
Rod Skeaping
Eleanor Sloan
Peter Wood

Producer:

Portative Pipe Organ, Piano
Vocals
Percussion
Recorder
Harpsichord
Sackbut
Bass Viol, Violone
Bass Viol
Rebac
Clarinet

Austin John Marshall

8) NO ROSES

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Claudy Banks
The Little Gypsy Girl
Banks Of The Bann
Murder Of Maria Marten

Van Dieman's Land
Just As The Tide Was A'Flowing
The White Hare
Hal-An-Tow
Poor Murdered Woman

Philips LP


B&C LP


Mooncrest CD




Francis Baines
Dave Bland

Gregg Butler
Alan Cave
Dolly Collins
Shirley Collins
Lol Coxhill
Trevor Crozier
Barry Dransfield
Tony Hall
Ashley Hutchings

Nic Jones

John Kirkpatrick
Alan Lumsden
Dave Mattacks

Steve Migden
Simon Nicol

Roger Powell
Maddy Prior
Tim Renwick
Colin Ross
Richard Thompson
Lal Waterson
Mike Waterson
Ian Whiteman
Royston Wood

Producer:

Hurdygurdy (Track 4)
Dulcimer (Tracks 2,8),
Concertina (Tracks 1,5,6,9)
Serpent (Track 8)
Bassoon (Track 1)
Piano (Tracks 3,9)
Vocals
Alto Saxophone (Track 1)
Jew's-Harp (Track 8)
Fiddle (Track 4), Chorus (Track 8)
Melodeon (Tracks 2,8)
Bass (Tracks 1-7,9),
Percussion (Track 7)
Vocals (Track 4),
Fiddle (Tracks 4,7)
Accordion (Track 3)
Ophicleide (Track 5)
Percussion (Track 2),
Drums (Tracks 4,9)
French Horn (Track 7)
Guitar (Tracks 1-6,9),
Chorus (Track 8)
Drums (Tracks 1,2,5-8)
Harmony Vocals (Track 6)
Guitar (Tracks 4,7)
Northumbrian Smallpipes (Track 5)
Guitar (Tracks 1,3,4-9)
Vocals (Track 7)
Vocals (Track 7)
Piano (Tracks 1,5)
Vocals (Track 7), Chorus (Track 8)

Ashley Hutchings, Sandy Roberton

9) ADIEU TO OLD ENGLAND

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Mistress's Health/Lumps Of Plum Pudding
Down By The Seaside
Chiner's Song
Adieu To Old England
Ashen Faggot Wassail
I Sing Of Maiden That Is Makeless
The Banks Of The Mossom
The Ram Of Derbish Town

Portsmouth
Horkstow Grange
Come All You Little Streamers
Spaniards Cry/Sherborne Jig
One Night As I Lay On My Bed
The Death Of Nelson
Coronation Jig

Topic LP


Fledg'ling CD




Dolly Collins
Shirley Collins
John Harrington


Ian Holder
Bill Molan


Simon Nicol
Terry Potter
Geoff Singleton


Bob Stewart
Roger Swallow
John Watcham

Producer:

Portative Pipe Organ (Tracks 2,6,13)
Vocals
Concertina (Tracks 7,11),
Percussion (Track 8),
Chorus (Tracks 5,8,10,14)
Accordion (Track 9)
Melodeon (Tracks 7,11),
Percussion (Track 8),
Chorus (Tracks 5,8,10,14)
Guitar (Track 15)
Mouth Organ (Tracks 3,9)
Fiddle (Tracks 7,10,11],
Percussion (Track 8),
Chorus (Tracks 5,8,14)
Plucked Psaltery (Track 13)
Drums (Track 15)
Anglo Concertina (Tracks 1,5,12,15]

Ashley Hutchings

10) AMARANTH

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Fare Thee Well My Dearest Dear
Cest La Fin/Pour Mon Cuer
Bonny Kate
Adieu To All Judges And Juries
Edi Beo Thu, Hevene Quene
Black Joker/Black, White, Yellow & Green

A Beginning/
A Meeting: Searching For Lambs/
A Courtship: The Wedding Song/
A Denying: The Blacksmith/
A Forsaking: Our Captain Cried/
A Dream: Lowlands/
A Leavetaking: Pleasant And Delightful/
An Awakening: Whitsun Dance/
A New Beginning: Staines Morris


Paul Beer
Roger Brenner
David Busby
Mike Clifton
Shirley Collins
Dots Daultrey
Chris Hogwood
Stuart Hollyer
Ashley Hutchings
John Kirkpatrick

Dave Mattacks
Martin Nicholls
Simon Nicol
Terry Potter
Colin Sheen
Ada Turnham

Producer:

Tenor Sackbut (Track 1)
Alto Sackbut (Track 1)
Dancing & Vocals
Dancing & Vocals
Vocals
Dancing & Vocals
Virginal
Dancing & Vocals
Bass (Tracks 3,6)
Melodeon (Track 3),
Button Accordion (Track 6)
Drums (Tracks 1,3,4,6), Regals (Track 4)
Bass Sackbut (Tracks 1,4)
Guitar (Tracks 1,4,6)
Mouth Organ (Tracks 3,6)
Tenor Sackbut (Track 1)
Dancing & Vocals

Ashley Hutchings

 

Track 7, taking up the whole of Side 2, is a rerelease of Side 1 of Anthems In Eden

11) FOR AS MANY AS WILL

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Lancashire Lass
Never Again
Lord Allenwater
Beggar's Opera Medley:
Can Love Be Control'd By Advice?/
O Polly You Might Have Toy'd And Kist
Oh What Pain It Is To Part/
The Miser Thus A Shilling Sees
Youth's The Season Made For Joys/
Hither Dear Husband, Turn Your Eyes
Lumps Of Plum Pudding

Gilderoy
Rockley Firs/Sweet Jenny Jones
German Tune: Quem Pastores Laudavere
The Moon Shines Bright
Harvest Home Medley:
Peas, Beans, Oats And The Barley
The Mistress's Health
Poor Tom






Dolly Collins



Shirley Collins
Barry Dransfield


Tony Engle
Michael Gregory
Paul Nieman
Phil Pickett





Producer:

Vocals (Tracks 4a,4c,9a,9c),
Flute Organ (Tracks 1,3,4,8),
Piano (Tracks 2,3,5),
Synthesiser (Tracks 4,7,9c)
Vocals (Tracks 1-4c,5,6,8,9a,9c)
Vocals (Tracks 4b,9a,9c),
Fiddle (Track 4d,6,9b,9c),
Cello (Track 7)
Concertina (Track 6)
Percussion (Tracks 3,4d,6,9c)
Euphonium (Tracks 4d,6,9c)
Recorder (Tracks 1,4d,6-8,9c),
Cornett (Tracks 3,5),
Shawm (Tracks 4d,7,9c),
Tenor Curtal (Track 5),
Gittern (Track 9b)

Tony Engle

12) FOUNTAIN OF SNOW

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All Things Are Quite Silent
Cambridgeshire May Carol
Polly Vaughan
The Cruel Mother
Streets Of Derry
Brigg Fair
Higher Germanie
George Collins
Down In Yon Forest
The False True Love
The Sweet Primeroses
Down By The Seaside
Adieu Old England
I Sing Of A Maiden That Is Makeless
One Night As I Lay On My Bed
Lancashire Lass
Never Again
Lord Allenwater
Gilderoy
The Moon Shines Bright
The False Bride
Locks And Bolts
Rambleaway
A Blacksmith Courted Me









Producer:



 

Tracks 21-24 comprise the four tracks from the 1963 Heroes In Love EP

13) THE HOLLY BEARS THE CROWN

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Prologue From Hamlet
The Boars Head Carol
Is It Far To Bethlehem
Lullay My Liking
The Cherry Tree Carol
Shepherds Arise
I Sing Of A Maiden That Is Makeless
Interlude: The Great Frost
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
A Virgin Most Pure
A Coventry Carol
The Holly Bears The Crown
March The Morning Sun
Bring Us In Good Ale






Peter Bellamy
Dolly Collins
Shirley Collins
Adam Skeaping
Rod Skeaping
Gary Watson
Heather Wood
Royston Wood

Producer:

Vocals
Portative Pipe Organ
Vocals
Violone
Bass Viol
Narrator (Tracks 1,8)
Vocals
Vocals

John Gilbert

14) HARKING BACK

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All Things Are Quite Silent
Rockley Firs
George Collins
Sellenger's Round
Lancashire Lass
Poor Murdered Woman
The Moon Shines Bright
The Black Joke
Staines Morris
Come All You Little Streamers
Fare Thee Well, My Dearest Dear
Hopping Down In Kent
Morris Medley: Wheatley Processional/Cuckoo's Nest/
Shave The Donkey
The Bonny Labouring Boy
Greenwood Laddie
Just As The Tide Was A-Flowing
All Flowers In Broome
The Captain With The Whiskers
The Gipsy's Wedding Day
The Merry Milkmaids
Poor Sally Sits A-Weeping
Kate's Wedding








Producer:



 

Tracks 1-15: live in Dublin in 1978
Tracks 16-19: live in London in 1979
Tracks 20-22: instrumental piano pieces by Dolly

15) WITHIN SOUND

 
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CD One
Dabbling In The Dew
The Bonny Labouring Boy [previously unreleased]
Turpin Hero
The Cuckoo
Just As The Tide Was Flowing
I Drew My Ship
The False True Love
Sweet England
Higher Germanie
Long Years Ago
Newcastle
Dance To You Daddy
The Irish Girl
The Foggy Dew
She Moves Through The Fair
Locks And Bolts
Geordie [live, previously unreleased]
The False Bride
Cotton Eyed Joe/What Shall We Do With The Baby?
[live, previously unreleased]
Pretty Saro
Dearest Dear

CD Two
Nottamun Town
Reynardine
When A Man's In Love [live, previously unreleased]
The Sweet Primeroses
Down In Yon Forest
George Collins
The Streets Of Derry
Two Brethren [previously unreleased]
Tyburn Tree [previously unreleased]
Bonnie Boy
Richie Story
Over The Hills And Far Away
Polly Vaughan
Whitsun Dance [demo, previously unreleased]
God Dog
The Gower Wassail
The Blacksmith
The Bonny Cuckoo
I Sing Of A Maiden That Is Makeless
A Virgin Most Pure
Is It Far To Bethlehem [previously unreleased]
The Cherry Tree Carol






 
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CD Three
Plains Of Waterloo
Geordie
Polly On The Shore
The Bold Fisherman
Just As The Tide Was Flowing
Banks Of The Bann
Poor Murdered Woman
Murder Of Maria Marten
Staines Morris
One Night As I Lay On My Bed
The Blacksmith Courted Me
Down By The Seaside
Banks Of The Mossom
Come All You Little Streamers [live, previously unreleased]
The Little Gypsy Girl [live, previously unreleased]
Horn Fair [live, previously unreleased]
Fare Thee Well My Dearest Dear
Bonny Kate
Edi Beo Thu Hevene Quene [live, previously unreleased]
The Hunt Is Up
Hopping Down In Kent

CD Four
Honour Bright [demo, previously unreleased]
The Moon Shines Bright
Never Again
Gilderoy
Mariner's Farewell [previously released as a single]
Come All You Little Streamers [live]
All Things Are Quite Silent [live]
The Bonny Labouring Boy [live]
The Captain With The Whiskers [live]
Just As The Tide Was Flowing [live]
Come My Love
The Green Fields Of England [live, previously unreleased]
The Golden Glove [live, previously unreleased]
Lord Allenwater [live, previously unreleased]
Christ Made A Trance
Bedfordshire May Carol [live, previously unreleased]
The Tillington Poachers
The Oakham Poachers [live, previously unreleased]
Poor Sally Sits A-Weeping [live, previously unreleased]
Lost In A Wood [previously unreleased]

16) SNAPSHOTS

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All Things Are Quite Silent
Fare Thee Well My Dearest Dear
The Captain With The Whiskers
The Bonny Bunch Of Roses
Loving Hannah
Two Brethren
All Flowers In Broome
Just As The Tide Was Flowing
Tyburn Tree
Poor Murdered Woman
Greenwood Laddie
Is It Far To Bethlehem
While Gamekeepers Lie Sleeping
Rockley Firs
Come All You Little Streamers
The Gypsy's Wedding Day
Black-eyed Susan
The Banks Of Sweet Primeroses
My Bonny Cuckoo
Black, White, Yellow And Green
The Bonny Labouring Boy
The Merry Milkmaids






Michael Clifton
Dolly Collins

Shirley Collins


John Fordham
Ray Worman

Producer:

Vocals (Track 5)
Portative Organ (Tracks 1-3,7-8,10,12-18,20], Piano (Tracks 21,22)
Vocals (Tracks 1-6,8-21],
Banjo (Tracks 5,6,12,19),
Guitar (Track 9)
Vocals (Track 5)
Vocals (Track 5)

 

Tracks 1,2,4,10,13,18: recorded live at The Sidmouth Folk Festival in 1979
Tracks 3,7,8,14-16,20,22: recorded live in London in 1979
Tracks 5,6,9,11,12,17,19: demo recordings made in London in 1966
Track 21: recorded live in Dublin in 1978

17) LODESTAR

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Awake Awake/The Split Ash Tree/May Carol/Southover
The Banks Of Green Willow
Cruel Lincoln
Washed Ashore
Death And The Lady

Pretty Polly
Old Johnny Buckle
Sur Le Borde De L'Eau
The Rich Irish Lady/Jeff Sturgeon
The Silver Swan






Shirley Collins

Producer:

Vocals

Ian Kearey