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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDH55013
Recording details: October 1980
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: January 1988
Total duration: 2 minutes 10 seconds

'Splendid, vigorous, animated, hilarious' (Hi-Fi News)

'Rollicking good 'Rollicking good fun' (The Cornish Guardian)

'Highly entertaining' (Classical Music)

Martin said to his man
from Songs of Four Voices in Deutromelia, 1609
author of text

The first Freemen’s Song from Ravenscroft’s Deutromelia. It is one of several drinking songs and is a good example of a lusty old song still going strong. In deference to the oral tradition which has helped keep it alive, the last verse is taken from a present-day singer heard in one of the many folk clubs in Britain where ‘Martin’ is still frequently sung.

from notes by Douglas Wootton 1981

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